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The Divine Comedy


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Juli 1974

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, 'Purgatory' relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into the depths of the earth.

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Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. He was married when he was around twenty to Gemma Donati and had four children. He met Beatrice, who was to be his muse, in 1274, and when she died in 1290 he sought distraction in philosophy and theology, and wrote La Vita Nuova. He worked on the Divine Comedy from 1308 until near the time of his death in Ravenna in 1321. Dorothy L. Sayers wrote novels, poetry, and translated Dante for the Penguin Classics. She died in 1957. Barbara Reynolds was Lecturer in Italian at Cambridge University and subsequently Reader in Italian Studies at Nottingham, and Honorary Reader at Warwick. She has written books, both on Italian authors and on Dorothy L. Sayers.
EAN: 9780140440461
ISBN: 0140440461
Untertitel: 2 Rev ed. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1974
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Dorothy L. Sayers
Format: kartoniert
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