The Divine Comedy
|Author:||Dante Alighieri; John Lotherington|
|Series:||Knickerbocker Classics Ser.|
Dante through his gift of writing Poetry attempts to share with his readers, his imagined journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso). What Dante shares along the way is a commentary about the political and religious conflicts of his time. Dante is a master of Poetical insight.
DANTE ALIGHIERI (c. 1265-1321)was an Italian poet, writer, and political thinker. After studying at the University of Bologna, he married and had four children. Dante was exiled from his hometown of Florence in 1302 due to his political leanings, finally settling in the city of Ravenna in 1307, when he began writing The Divine Comedy. JOHN LOTHERINGTON has written widely on Renaissance literature and history. He is the editor and author of Years of Renewal: European History 1470-1600.