Download e-book for iPad: Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno by Guy P. Raffa

Download e-book for iPad: Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno by Guy P. Raffa

By Guy P. Raffa

One of the best works of global literature, Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy has, regardless of its huge, immense reputation and value, usually stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references, and issues. yet beforehand, scholars of the Inferno have lacked an appropriate source to lead their reading.

Welcome to Danteworlds, the 1st colossal consultant to the Inferno in English. man P. Raffa takes readers on a geographic trip via Dante’s underworld circle by means of circle—from the darkish wooden all the way down to the 9th circle of Hell—in a lot an analogous manner Dante and Virgil continue of their infernal descent. every one chapter—or “region”—of the booklet starts off with a precis of the motion, via specified entries, major verses, and worthy research questions. The entries, according to a detailed exam of the poet’s biblical, classical, and medieval assets, support find the characters and creatures Dante encounters and help in interpreting the poem’s big array of references to faith, philosophy, heritage, politics, and different works of literature.

Written by way of a longtime Dante pupil and demonstrated within the fireplace of in depth school room adventure, Danteworlds may be heralded through readers in any respect degrees of workmanship, from scholars and basic readers to lecturers and scholars.

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