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The Modern Scholar: Dante and His Divine Comedy: The Modern Scholar | [Timothy B. Shutt]

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

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.
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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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2005 Timothy B. Shutt; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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    "Lectures certainly, but entertaining as well"

    I really enjoy the Modern Scholar series, and Dr Shutt's lectures (this and other topics) are educational and liberally sprinkled with wit. Dante's Divine Comedy comes to life as Shutt reaches into the minds of Dante and his contemporaries, tells us the story and some of what was going on at the time. Very enjoyable.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    amar bushkill, PA, United States 06-15-12
    amar bushkill, PA, United States 06-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    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.


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    Lake of Ice


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

    Ugoline de Burgose and Ruggiero and odysseus' story


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Landon Bemidji, Mongolia 04-08-10
    Landon Bemidji, Mongolia 04-08-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Entertaining and Enlightening"

    The Divine Comedy is a very deep epic which means that there is much that the first-time reader will miss. Dr. Shutt does an excellent job explaining all kinds of useful information for interpreting, understanding, and enjoying the Comedy at a very high level.

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