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Dantes Burning Sands: Some New Perspectives Francesca Guerra DAntoni

Dantes Burning Sands: Some New Perspectives

Francesca Guerra DAntoni

Published May 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780820414737
Hardcover
181 pages
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This study illuminates some dark passages at the center of the Commedias three canticles, revealing the poems artistic integrity in ways hitherto unperceived. Dantes Sodom is a crematorium of all dead empires, where his fellow aristocrats joinMoreThis study illuminates some dark passages at the center of the Commedias three canticles, revealing the poems artistic integrity in ways hitherto unperceived. Dantes Sodom is a crematorium of all dead empires, where his fellow aristocrats join other Italian nobles, later judged in Purgatorio and Paradiso, as perverters of their -holy seed- of Roman nobility. All sinned against God, Nature and Art by subordinating their divine gift of human intelligence to beastly instincts, abusing power and privilege for material gain - a practice abhorrent to a true Roman. Having undergone metempsychosis, they resemble Homeric beasts pastured by Circe in Dantes typological circle of burning sands in the Inferno.