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Informationen zum Autor Alessandro Barbero is an Italian historian, novelist and essayist. He won the 1996 Strega Prize, for Bella vita e guerre altrui di Mr. Pyle gentiluomo . Barbero is the author of The Battle , an account of the Battle of Waterloo, The Day of the Barbarians , the story of the Battle of Adrianople, and Charlemagne . He writes for Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa , is the editor of Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo and regularly appears on television and radio. In 2005, the Republic of France awarded Barbero with the title of Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Vorwort A new biography of Dante from award-winning historian Alessandro Barbero and translator Allan Cameron Zusammenfassung "A vital guide ... It is difficult to imagine anyone seriously interested in Dante who will not want to own this book" AN Wilson, The TimesSince Dante Alighieri wrote the Divine Comedy it has defined how people imagine and depict not only heaven and hell, but romantic love and the human condition. However, while Dante's works are widely celebrated outside Italy, the circumstances of his extraordinary life are less well known. Born in 1265, Dante's adolescence was characterised by literary genius, but his political activism in one of the medieval world's wealthiest cities led to his death in exile. Pre-eminent Dante scholar Alessandro Barbero and celebrated translator Allan Cameron bring the poet vividly to life. Animating the political intrigue, violence, civil war, exile and cities that shaped Dante's poetic and political life, this is a remarkable portrait of one of the creators of European literature and a towering medieval figure in time for the 700th anniversary of his death.

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Authors Alessandro Barbero, Alessandro Barbero
Assisted by Allan Cameron (Translation)
Publisher Profile Books
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.12.2021
EAN 9781788166423
ISBN 978-1-78816-642-3
No. of pages 320
Dimensions 128 mm x 196 mm x 28 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Non-fiction book > Art, literature > Biographies, autobiographies

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures, Biography: literary, HISTORY / Europe / Italy, Italian, Biography and non-fiction prose, Biography, Literature and Literary studies, c 1000 to c 1400 (Italian period of Communes, ‘Signorie’)

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