Dante : poet of the secular world

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Erich Auerbach's Dante: Poet of the Secular World is an inspiring introduction to one of world's greatest poets as well as a brilliantly argued and still provocative essay in the history of ideas. Here Auerbach, thought by many to be the greatest of twentieth-century scholar-critics, makes the seemingly paradoxical claim that it is in the poetry of Dante, supreme among religious poets, and above all in the stanzas of his Divine Comedy , that the secular world of the modern novel first took imaginative form. ...

Dante: Poet of the Secular World 2007, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590172193

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Dante: Poet of the Secular World 1989, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226032054

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