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Dante: Poet of the Secular World
By Michael Dirda (introduced by), Erich Auerbach and Ralph Mannheim (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date January 16, 2007
Pages 194
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590172193
ISBN-10 1590172191
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. Auerbach’s study of Dante, a precursor and necessary complement to Mimesis, his magisterial overview of realism in Western literature, illuminates both the overall structure and the individual detail of Dante’s work, showing it to be an extraordinary synthesis of the sensuous and the conceptual, the particular and the universal, that redefined notions of human character and fate and opened the way into modernity.

CONTENTS
I. Historical Introduction; The Idea of Man in Literature
II. Dante's Early Poetry
III. The Subject of the "Comedy"
IV. The Structure of the "Comedy"
V. The Presentation
VI. The Survival and Transformation of Dante's Vision of Reality
Notes
Index

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With Michael Dirda (other contributor), Ralph Mannheim (other contributor) | from New York Review of Books (January 16, 2007)
9781590172193 | details & prices | 194 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: 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.
With Ralph Manheim | Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (September 1, 1988)
9780226032054 | details & prices | List price $13.95

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