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DANTE: Life of Dante (A) (FLYNN) (Unabridged)


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DANTE: Life of Dante (A) (FLYNN) (Unabridged)

Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, whose new translation of the Comedy on Naxos AudioBooks, read by Heathcote Williams, has been widely acclaimed. It sets the known facts of Dante’s life against the turmoil of the times, and puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective.

  A Life of Dante
1.   The final journey back to Ravenna 00:06:21
2.   Florence - the great city on Arno's fair river 00:04:07
3.   Dante was born in May 1265... 00:07:21
4.   The first sight of Beatrice Portinari 00:04:14
5.   Death and philosophy 00:06:31
6.   Dante marries Gemma Donati 00:02:59
7.   Dante, aged 30, 1295 00:05:33
8.   1300 - Political upheaval and the beginning of Inferno 00:13:31
9.   Dante in exile 00:04:23
10.   Congvivio - The Banquet - a work of instruction 00:02:15
11.   Letters 00:07:21
12.   Ravenna 1318; death 1321 00:05:49
13.   The last 13 cantos of Paradiso; final burial 00:08:50

Total Playing Time: 01:19:15

Flynn, Benedict

Shrapnel, John

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA122312

Barcode: 730099022323

Boxset: NAX31512

Physical Release: 05/2001

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