Inferno Revealed From Dante to Dan Brown

ISBN-10: 1137279060
ISBN-13: 9781137279064
Edition: 2013
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Description: Using Dan Brown's book as a jumping off point, Inferno Revealed will provide readers of Brown’s Inferno with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world. Much like the books on Leonardo that followed the release of the Da Vinci Code, this book  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 10/8/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Using Dan Brown's book as a jumping off point, Inferno Revealed will provide readers of Brown’s Inferno with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world. Much like the books on Leonardo that followed the release of the Da Vinci Code, this book will provide readers with more information about the ever-intriguing Dante. Specifically, Inferno Revealed explores how Dante made himself the protagonist of The Divine Comedy, something no other epic poet has done, a move for which the ramifications have not yet been fully explored. The mysteries and puzzles that arise from Dante’s choice to personalize the epic, along with his affinity for his local surroundings and how that affects his depiction of the places, Church, and politics in the poem are considered--along with what this reveals about Brown's own usage of the work.The authors will focus on and analyze how Dan Brown has repurposed Inferno in his newest book--noting what he gets right and what errors are made when he does not. Of course, Dan Brown is not the first author to base his work on Dante. The Comedy has elicited many adaptations from major canonical writers such as Milton and Keats to popular adaptations like David Fincher’s Se7en and Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice-- all of which will be discussed in detail within Inferno Revealed.

List of Figures
Note to the Reader
Introduction
Dante as Protagonist: How Making Yourself the Hero of Your Own Poem Changes Everything
Scandalous Contemporaries: Dante's People
A Divided World: Politics, War, and Exile
Churchmen in Hell
Hell on Earth: Dante's Treatment of Place
The Legacy of Dante's Inferno
Popular Adaptations of the Inferno
Dan Brown's Inferno and the Legacy of Dante
A Complete List of Allusions to the Divine Comedy in Dan Brown's Inferno
Appendix: Timeline of Dante's Times and Life
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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