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I would recommend it to anyone who loves reading the classics, and about the creators of the classics.
Nonetheless, for most readers of Dante in English, this brief biography will serve as a superb introduction to both Dante's life and his work.
Much of those 60 pages were rather tedious, perhaps because I have not (yet) read "The Divine Comedy".
A brief but sound biography, written with style and clarity. Lewis brings as much life to his portrait of Dante as the surviving information allows. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William Doreski
It has good information, but it so dry it is hard to get through. I would much rather read Boccaccio's biography of Dante even though it has a lot more bias.Published 2 months ago by Z. S. Ramsey
There are very few books I hate more than this one. The writing is slow, and all over the place. I don't tink the author has ever even heard the term 'chronological order' let... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Devon
This book is for lovers of detail only, not for the casual reader. I struggled to finish it but just couldn't.Published 10 months ago by Writer/Reader
Dante, A Penguin Life, R.W.B. Lewis; Viking Penguin (2001; please note that the hardcover edition was reviewed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Don Reed
This is an erudite book about a poet everyone quotes, yet few Americans have read. Part biography, part literary analysis, "Dante" is a short, thorough introduction to the 13th... Read morePublished 19 months ago by E. A. Lovitt
DANTE is one of the installments in "The Penguin Lives Series": relatively short and informal biographies written by noted people of letters (though not necessarily scholars)... Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by R. M. Peterson
In depth about his life, but fortunately was only about 200 pages.Published on January 4, 2007 by Donna Brassell
Dante was the poet-historian of Florence. He associated himself with his native city. He was an ardent personality. In Florence there was a surging economy and seven guilds. Read morePublished on May 24, 2006 by Mary E. Sibley