Reading Dante S Stars

Author: Alison Cornish
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133493
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This book makes a sustained analysis of Dante's use of astronomy, not only in terms of the precepts of medieval science but also in relation to specific moral, philosophical, and poetic problems laid out in each chapter.

Reading Dante From Here To Eternity

Author: Prue Shaw
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871407809
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In Dante's cosmos, the “fixed stars” form an eighth or “crystalline” sphere inside
which the seven planetary spheres are nested. This eighth sphere is in turn
enclosed by the primum mobile (“first mover”), the ninth sphere, which imparts
motion to all those below. See Fig. 28 on p.

Dante S Divine Comedy

Author: Seymour Chwast
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608198774
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In the work's three parts (Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise), Dante chronicles his travels throughthe afterlife, cataloging a multitude of sinners and saints-many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible ...

Time And The Astrolabe In The Canterbury Tales

Author: Marijane Osborn
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806134031
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Chaucer does translate and write allegory, as in, respectively, The Roman de la
Rose and the part subtitled "the story" in The Complaint of Mars; but one does not
think of him as a great allegorist like Dante, Langland, or Spenser. Chapter 1 1.
For a bibliography on Dante's astronomy see Kay 9—10 and notes on 288; he
cites five book-length surveys of which only Orr's is in English. To this may be
added Alison Cornish's Reading Dante's Stars, though her aim is quite different
from ...

The Divine Comedy Hell

Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140440065
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A verse translation, with critical commentaries, of the thirty-three cantos of Dante's allegorical poem This story begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year of our Lord 1300.

Dante S Divine Comedy Paradise

Author: Kathryn Ann Lindskoog
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865545847
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C. S. Lewis read Dante's Inferno when he was in his teens, and he read
Purgatory when he was in a hospital recovering from wounds received in the
inferno of World War One. When he was twenty-three he mentioned in ... It is like
the stars — endless mathematical subtility of orb, cycle, epicycle and ecliptic,
unthinkable & unpicturable yet at the same time the freedom and liquidity of
empty space and the triumphant certainty of movement. I should describe it as
feeling more important ...

The Dante Killings

Author: David Hewson
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0345532074
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But he may be too late. For a cunning plot is closing in around Costa, guided by a poet’s ancient vision of sin and punishment and a killer’s genius for terror. Previously published as Dante's Numbers. From the Paperback edition.

The Inferno

Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Race Point Pub
ISBN: 1631061496
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This edition uses the classic translation by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by John Lotherington.


Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 9781429933452
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After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell.