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Author Wilson, A. N., 1950-
Title Dante in love / A.N. Wilson.
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
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 Floor4  PQ4423 .W55 2011    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xii, 386 p., [24] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "Originally published in 2011 by Atlantic Books ... , Great Britain"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Why this book has been written -- Rome -- Dante's Florence 1260 -- Gemma Donati and Beatrice Portinari -- Dante's education -- A new constitution for Florence and the Sicilian vespers -- Late teens, the dream -- A poet's apprenticeship -- The warrior who fought at Campaldino -- Death of Beatrice -- The consolation of philosophy -- The dark wood -- Dante and the painted word. Giotto at Padua -- The common tongue -- Medieval autobiography -- Dante in love with a woman in Casentino. The origins of The comedy -- Crown imperial -- Dante in love again with Beatrice -- Ravenna and Venice -- In paradisum -- Dante's afterlife.
Summary Presents a passionate account of the influential European poet that sets his life against a background of the political turbulence of the 13th century, placing his work in a context of such contemporaries as Giotto, Aquinas, and Pope Boniface VIII.
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Knowledge -- History.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Political and social views.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Relations with women.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia.
Florence (Italy) -- History -- To 1421.
Florence (Italy) -- Intellectual life.
Italy -- History -- 476-1492.
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1268-1559.
ISBN 9780374134686 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374134685 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 706021029