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amar

bushkill, PA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Modern Scholar: Dante and His Divine Comedy: The Modern Scholar

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Timothy B. Shutt
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt examines Dante's greatest work, The Divine Comedy, both in terms of its autobiographical elements and its allegorical meaning for the human race.

    amar says: "Amazing Analysis"
    "Amazing Analysis"
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    If you could sum up The Modern Scholar in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, historically informative, great listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    I didnt know the history of Dante or the people he mentions in the Divine Comedy and this explains a lot of it. Great way of understanding why Dante wrote the things he did.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Lake of Ice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ugoline de Burgose and Ruggiero and odysseus' story


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Monsters, Gods, and Heroes: Approaching the Epic in Literature

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Timothy Shutt
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    From the time of Homer himself in about 750 BCE - the epic has been the most highly regarded of literary genres. It is rivaled only by tragedy, which arose a bit more than two centuries later, as the most respected, the most influential, and, from a slightly different vantage point, the most prestigious mode of addressing the human condition in literary terms. The major epics are the big boys, the works that, from the very outset, everyone had heard of and everyone knew, at least by reputation.

    amar says: "Insightful even if you've read the books"
    "Insightful even if you've read the books"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Modern Scholar the most enjoyable?

    I have read all the books he is talking about and have been doing a lot of studying on literary theory. He hits on most of tjose points and brings up several good ones that I havent heard before.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A deeper analysis on the meaning of the texts.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    8 Hrs is a long tkme to sit in one sitting.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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