Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man by Barbara Reynolds

By Barbara Reynolds

Dante is likely one of the towering figures in international literature, and but many riddles and questions on his lifestyles and paintings persist. within the first full-length biography of him in additional than two decades, Barbara Reynolds bargains provocative new rules in each bankruptcy. for instance, many have learn the Commedia as a lyrical parable approximately present and punishment; Reynolds means that Dante used to be arguing opposed to the Pope and for an Emperor as best secular authority of medieval Europe. Drawing from a magnificent array of resources, Reynolds supplies a entire research of the poet, putting him in the context of his tradition and society to deepen our figuring out of a sophisticated guy who used to be irritable, opinionated, vengeful, and a unprecedented genius.

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Coll. Works :) [Out of the depths I loved you, God, Through the delirium of earthly obsessions and passions. You tormented me for a long time without news, But no one was dearer to me than You.  Introduction When I kissed my beloved, I shared My bed with You. Welcoming my guests I welcomed You. And the more I venerated You, the more severely Your gaze pierced me. So don’t be jealous! . . . . . . . . . . ] Written with a clear presentiment of his third wife’s impending death, the final sonnet remains as if abandoned under the force of events.

Written with a clear presentiment of his third wife’s impending death, the final sonnet remains as if abandoned under the force of events. However, it should also be noted how the pressure of real events once again leads Ivanov toward texts. Vera’s death became wholly real for him only as a poetic crisis; her strange, short life took shape as the deformation of a sonnet. It is remarkable that Ivanov left little lyrical remembrance of his final love, Olga Shor, a young devotee from a prominent Jewish family, who followed him into emigration in .

The global relevance of Russian spiritual history was confirmed by the outbreak of World War I in June , when Ivanov declared the “universal task” of the Allies to be the restoration of a global Christian empire. Ivanov’s patriotic position in – by no means marked the end of his ideological flip-flops, but it did, in my view, represent perhaps the most natural development of Ivanov’s core values, especially the idea of universality through tradition. It was, in other words, the ideological position that flowed most directly from his lyrical poetry.

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