The Divine Comedy

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  • Hardcover
  • 798 pages
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Dante Alighieri
  • English
  • 26 July 2019
  • 0679433139

About the Author: Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri, or simply Dante May 14 June 13 1265 September 13 14, 1321 , is one of the greatest poets in the Italian language with the comic story teller Boccaccio and the poet Petrarch, he forms the classic trio of Italian authors Dante Alighieri was born in the city state Florence in 1265 He first saw the woman, or rather the child, who was to become the poetic love of his life when he Dante Alighieri, or simply Dante May 14 June 13 1265 September 13 14, 1321 , is one of the greatest poets in the Italian language with the comic story teller Boccaccio and the poet Petrarch, he forms the classic trio of Italian authors Dante Alighieri was born in the city state Florence in 1265 He first saw the woman, or rather the child, who was to become the poetic love of his life when he was almost nine years old and she was some months younger In fact, Beatrice married another man, Simone di Bardi, and died when Dante was 25, so their relationship existed almost entirely in Dante s imagination, but she nonetheless plays an extremely important role in his poetry Dante attributed all the heavenly virtues to her soul and imagined, in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy, that she was his guardian angel who alternately berated and encouraged him on his search for salvation.Politics as well as love deeply influenced Dante s literary and emotional life Renaissance Florence was a thriving, but not a peaceful city different opposing factions continually struggled for dominance there The Guelfs and the Ghibellines were the two major factions, and in fact that division was important in all of Italy and other countries as well The Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor were political rivals for much of this time period, and in general the Guelfs were in favor of the Pope, while the Ghibellines supported Imperial power By 1289 in the battle of Campaldino the Ghibellines largely disappeared from Florence Peace, however, did not insue Instead, the Guelf party divided between the Whites and the Blacks Dante was a White Guelf The Whites wereopposed to Papal power than the Blacks, and tended to favor the emperor, so in fact the preoccupations of the White Guelfs were much like those of the defeated Ghibellines In this divisive atmosphere Dante rose to a position of leadership in 1302, while he was in Rome on a diplomatic mission to the Pope, the Blacks in Florence seized power with the help of the French and pro Pope Charles of Valois The Blacks exiled Dante, confiscating his goods and condemning him to be burned if he should return to Florence.Dante never returned to Florence He wandered from city to city, depending on noble patrons there Between 1302 and 1304 some attempts were made by the exiled Whites to retrieve their position in Florence, but none of these succeeded and Dante contented himself with hoping for the appearance of a new powerful Holy Roman Emperor who would unite the country and banish strife Henry VII was elected Emperor in 1308, and indeed laid seige to Florence in 1312, but was defeated, and he died a year later, destroying Dante s hopes Dante passed from court to court, writing passionate political and moral epistles and finishing his Divine Comedy, which contains the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso He finally died in Ravenna in 1321


The Divine Comedy Reading The Divine Comedy Author Dante Alighieri Realestatelawcenter.us The Divine Comedy Describes Dante S Descent Into Hell With Virgil As A Guide His Ascent Of Mount Purgatory And Encounter With His Dead Love, Beatrice And Finally, His Arrival In Heaven Examining Questions Of Faith, Desire And Enlightenment, The Poem Is A Brilliantly Nuanced And Moving Allegory Of Human Redemption Dante Alighieri Was Born In Florence In 1265 And Belonged To A Noble But Impoverished Family His Life Was Divided By Political Duties And Poetry, The Most Of Famous Of Which Was Inspired By His Meeting With Bice Portinari, Whom He Called Beatrice,including La Vita Nuova And The Divine Comedy He Died In Ravenna In 1321.

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  1. Manny says:

    You can recognize a small truth because its opposite is a falsehood The opposite of a great truth is another truth Niels BohrI was thinking about Dante the other day and wondering how one could approach him from the angle of a GoodReads review One of the obvious problems is that he lived a long time ago, and many of the cultural referents have changed You re constantly having to think Well, nowadays what he s saying would correspond to THAT It isn t so bad in Hell, when there is plent You can recognize a small truth because its opposite is a falsehood The opposite of a great truth is another truth Niels BohrI was thinking about Dante the other day and wondering how one could approach him from the angle of a GoodReads review One of the obvious problems is that he lived a long time ago, and many of the cultural referents have changed You re constantly having to think Well, nowadays what he s saying would correspond to THAT It isn t so bad in Hell, when there is plenty of entertainment to be had i...

  2. Lisa says:

    I once thought I d write an essay on how long it takes a serious author of fiction or nonfiction before he or she inevitably quotes Dante If I were to write a novel myself this is a hypothetical grammatical construction , I d probably manage about a page before I d exclaim that I am lost, and middle aged, and in the middle of a dark forest I d try to kill off annoying acquaintances and punish them severely for their lack of admiration for me and my creativity not to mention my sarcasm and I once thought I d write an essay on how long it takes a serious author of fiction or nonfiction before he or she inevitably quotes Dante If I were to write a novel myself this is a hypothetical grammatical construction , I d probably manage about a page before I d exclaim that I am lost, and middle aged, and in the middle of a dark forest I d try to kill off annoying acquaintances and punish them severely for their lack of admiration for me and my creativity not to mention my sarcasm and irony , and of course I would meet my teenage love and be joined together forever in eternal happiness in the end or maybe not, come to think of it, I might skip that part , after spending a life travelling the underworld in the company of the most brilliant author I can think...

  3. Kalliope says:

    THE DARING, somewhat COMIC, and also DIVINE, INVENTIOIt is very difficult not to be lured by the highly intelligent craft of Durante degli Aliguieri DA And may be it is not a coincidence that he was the exact contemporary of Giotto, his fellow Florentine For if Giotto planted the seed for a pictorial representation of the world in which man, at the center, and through a window, delivers to us a naturalistic depiction of divine stories, Dante also used his writing to posit himself as the Auth THE DARING, somewhat COMIC, and also DIVINE, INVENTIOIt is very difficult not to be lured by t...

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  5. Fernando says:

    S mbolo inequ voco de su poca, esta obra de arte inmortalizada en letras, es un legado universal que Dante nos dej para siempre Cl sico de proporciones picas que disfrut de principio a final Algunas consideraciones Mucha gente lee La Divina Comedia interesada solamente por el Infierno, y no es para menos Si alguien tiene la inmensa suerte de leer la edici n ilustrada por Gustave Dor , llega al Para so como si acompa ara a Dante buscando a Beatriz El Purgatorio es tan, pero tan bueno, que S mbolo inequ voco de su poca, esta obra de arte inmortalizada en letras, es un legado universal que Dante nos dej para siempre Cl sico de proporciones picas que disfrut de principio...

  6. Carlos says:

    Aclaro algo no soy religioso, ni intelectual ni estudioso de los dioses o lo que pasa antes o despu s de la vida y la muerte Le el libro y lo encontr muy bueno.Le la obra en un solo libro, pero no sab a que estaba dividido en 3 partes Al parecer, Infierno es la obra m s conocida, y no es para menos, pero vale la pena leer todo.Mi cabeza vol y vol con tanta informaci n e imaginaci n en mi cabeza, el camino en el purgatorio, una vez estando en este, etc Un viaje maravilloso y un libro muy Aclaro algo no soy religioso, ni intelectual ni estudioso de los dioses o lo que pasa antes o despu s de la vida y la muerte Le el libro y lo encontr muy bueno.Le la obra en ...

  7. MJ Nicholls says:

    I propose an extra level in the Inferno for procrastinators and abandoners I was planning to write a novel where three protagonists commit suicide and end up in Scottish Hell Since overcrowding has plagued the old Scottish Hell HQ, the protagonists are forced to queue up for weeks on end before arriving at the building for processing Upon their arrival, their sins are assessed by an administrator to determine which circle of Hell is appropriate for them But due to cutbacks and financial inst I propose an extra level in the Inferno for procrastinators and abandoners I w...

  8. Darwin8u says:

    Plumbing the crucible of happenstance.I should give a quick intro and say that I rarely EVER, EVER re read a book I should also mention that 3 years ago I had never cracked Dante s Divine Comedy Now, I am finishing the Divine Comedy for the 3rd time I ve read Pinsky s translation of the Inferno I ve read Ciardi I ve flirted with Mandelbaum and danced with Hollander, but from Canto 1 of Inferno Hell to Canto XXXIII of Paradiso Heaven, I can t say I ve read a better version than the Clive Jam Plumbing the crucible of happenstance.I should give a quick intro and say that I rarely EVER, EVER re read a book I should also mention that 3 years ago I had never cracked Dante s Divine Comedy Now, I a...

  9. Mohammed Arabey says:

    . , , After listing the vast array of famous composers, artists, and authors who had created works based on Dante s epic poem, Langdon scanned the crowd So tell me, do we have any authors here tonight Nearly one third of the hands went up L...

  10. Fahima Jaffar says:

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