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A Life of Dante

Benedict Flynn

Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, whose new translation of the Comedy on Naxos AudioBooks, read by Heathcote Williams, has been widely acclaimed. It sets the known facts of Dante’s life against the turmoil of the times, and puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective.

Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, whose new translation of the Comedy on Naxos AudioBooks, read by Heathcote Williams, has been widely acclaimed. It sets the known facts of Dante’s life against the turmoil of the times, and puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective.
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Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, whose new translation of the Comedy on Naxos AudioBooks, read by Heathcote Williams, has been widely acclaimed. It sets the known facts of Dante’s life against the turmoil of the times, and puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Shrapnel

Length:

1h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:51