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By Barbara Reynolds

Dante is likely one of the towering figures in international literature, and but many riddles and questions about his existence and paintings persist. within the first full-length biography of him in additional than two decades, Barbara Reynolds deals provocative new principles in each bankruptcy. for instance, many have learn the Commedia as a lyrical parable approximately gift and punishment; Reynolds means that Dante used to be arguing opposed to the Pope and for an Emperor as ideal secular authority of medieval Europe. Drawing from a magnificent array of assets, Reynolds gives you a complete research of the poet, putting him in the context of his tradition and society to deepen our realizing of a classy guy who used to be irritable, opinionated, vengeful, and a unprecedented genius.

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