Dante Alive

Dante Alive

Author: Francesco Ciabattoni

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000683530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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The essays collected here join in, and contribute to, the current reflection on Dante’s vitality today in a critical, multidisciplinary vein. Their intervention comes at a particularly sensitive juncture in the history of Dante’s global reception and cultural reuse. Dante today is as alive as ever. A cultural icon no less than a cultural product, Dante’s imaginative universe enjoys a pervasive presence in popular culture. The multiformity of approaches represented in the collection matches the variety of the material that is analyzed. The volume documents Dante’s presence in genres as different as graphic novels and theater productions, children’s literature, advertisements and sci-fi narratives, rock and rap music, video- and boardgames, satirical vignettes and political speeches, school curricula and prison-teaching initiatives. Each essay combines a focused attention to the specificity of the body of evidence it treats with best analytical practices. The volume invites collective reflection on the many different rules of engagement with Dante’s text

The Dante Club

The Dante Club

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448129423

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Before Inferno came The Dante Club...the captivating thriller from the writer whose fans include Dan Brown, Jed Rubenfeld, Kate Mosse and Tess Gerritsen Boston, 1865. A small group of elite scholars prepare to introduce Dante’s vision of hell to America. Meanwhile a ruthless killer plots in secret to do the same. When a series of murders erupts through Boston and Cambridge, only this small group are able to decipher the clues – they soon realise the gruesome killings are symbols modeled on the descriptions of Hell's punishments from Dante's Inferno. With the police baffled, lives endangered and Dante's literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find a way to stop the killer. ‘An immensely gifted author’ Dan Brown, bestselling author of Inferno and The Da Vinci Code

Dante

Dante

Author: Alessandro Barbero

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782837619

Category: History

Page: 194

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"A vital guide ... It is difficult to imagine anyone seriously interested in Dante who will not want to own this book" AN Wilson, The Times Since Dante Alighieri wrote the Divine Comedy it has defined how people imagine and depict not only heaven and hell, but romantic love and the human condition. However, while Dante's works are widely celebrated outside Italy, the circumstances of his extraordinary life are less well known. Born in 1265, Dante's adolescence was characterised by literary genius, but his political activism in one of the medieval world's wealthiest cities led to his death in exile. Pre-eminent Dante scholar Alessandro Barbero and celebrated translator Allan Cameron bring the poet vividly to life. Animating the political intrigue, violence, civil war, exile and cities that shaped Dante's poetic and political life, this is a remarkable portrait of one of the creators of European literature and a towering medieval figure in time for the 700th anniversary of his death.

Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253209307

Category: Poetry

Page: 436

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Presents a verse translation of Dante's "Inferno" along with ten essays that analyze the different interpretations of the first canticle of the "Divine Comedy."

Dante's Divine Comedy.

Dante's Divine Comedy.

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785874444389

Category: History

Page:

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A Literal Prose Translation, with the text of the original collated from the best editions, and explanatory notes

Genesis

Genesis

Author: Jeff Ackenback

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491702932

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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For Dante Smith, a young man struggling to come to peace with his past while fi nding the courage to face his future, nothing is what it seems. When he was four, he lost his father in an odd series of events—which were immediately covered up by those involved. His mother then raised him to believe he was special. Now an adult with a family of his own, Dante suddenly fi nds himself enduring a series of near-crippling visions that begin to tear his life apart. A man from his father’s past then sets Dante upon a strange path, forcing him to choose to leave his wife and join the fight against an extraterrestrial foe—but can Dante trust what he’s been told? Dante must now attempt to become the type of hero his father had believed he could be, while still somehow holding his family together. He has been told so many lies that he starts to doubt his own sanity or perspective. Even though he doesn’t know who to trust or who the true enemies are, there is one thing he knows for a fact: he is the only one who can fi gure it all out.