Dante: A Life in Works  -     By: Robert Hollander
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Dante: A Life in Works

Yale University Press / 2015 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0300212593
ISBN-13: 9780300212594

Publisher's Description

How did Dante come to create his masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, a work unrivaled by any of his other writings? In this book, a preeminent Dante scholar analyzes the only real biography of the poet that we have—his body of works—to illuminate this question. Robert Hollander considers Dante’s political writings, commentary, and other poems as well as the Comedy to construct an intellectual biography of the great poet.
 
"Hollander's lucid and brilliant discussion . . . is a joy to read."—Bernard Knox, New York Review of Books

Author Bio

Robert Hollander, professor of European literature at Princeton University, is one of only three Americans ever to receive the gold medal of the city of Florence for their efforts on behalf of Dante.

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