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Description - The Complete Danteworlds by Guy P. Raffa

Dante Alighieri?s Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references, and themes. But until the publication in 2007 of Guy Raffa?s guide to the Inferno, students lacked a suitable resource to help them navigate Dante?s underworld. With this new guide to the entire Divine Comedy, Raffa provides readers?experts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Dante neophytes, and everyone in between?with a map of the entire poem, from the lowest circle of Hell to the highest sphere of Paradise.

Based on Raffa?s original research and his many years of teaching the poem to undergraduates, The CompleteDanteworlds charts a simultaneously geographical and textual journey, canto by canto, region by region, adhering closely to the path taken by Dante himself through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. This invaluable reference also features study questions, illustrations of the realms, and regional summaries. Interpreting Dante?s poem and his sources, Raffa fashions detailed entries on each character encountered as well as on many significant historical, religious, and cultural allusions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226702704
ISBN-10: 0226702707
Format: Paperback / softback
(214mm x 136mm x 21mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Guy P. Raffa

Guy P. Raffa is associate professor of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the "Inferno," also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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