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A Reading of Dante's Inferno
This work is a guide to the reading of Dante's great poem, intended for the use of students and laymen, particularly those who are approaching the Inferno for the first time. While carefully pointing out the uniqueness, tone, and color of each of Dante's thirty-four cantos, Fowlie never loses sight of the continuity of the poet's discourse. Each canto is related thematical ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published May 15th 1981 by University Of Chicago Press
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Simply brilliant study of Dante's Inferno. It brings it to life with even greater vividness and explains and cross-references, illuminating more obscure points to those like me who don't happen to be scholars of Classical Greek literature or mediaeval Florentine/Italian politics and culture. I highly recommend this for anyone wishing to enrich, expand, and deepen their appreciation and understanding of this amazing work.