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By Barbara Reynolds

Dante is likely one of the towering figures in global literature, and but many riddles and questions about his existence and paintings persist. within the first full-length biography of him in additional than 20 years, Barbara Reynolds deals provocative new principles in each bankruptcy. for instance, many have learn the Commedia as a lyrical parable approximately present and punishment; Reynolds means that Dante used to be arguing opposed to the Pope and for an Emperor as splendid secular authority of medieval Europe. Drawing from a magnificent array of resources, Reynolds supplies a finished research of the poet, putting him in the context of his tradition and society to deepen our figuring out of a classy guy who used to be irritable, opinionated, vengeful, and a unprecedented genius.

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