An authoratitive and comprehensive intellectual biography of Dante Aligheri, the medieval Florentine poet whose Divine Comedy remains central to Western literature.
John Took is Professor Emeritus of Dante Studies at University College London. His books include L'Etterno Piacer: Aesthetic Ideas in Dante and Dante, Lyric Poet and Philosopher: An Introduction to the Minor Works.
"Took captures passionately and in meticulous detail the intellectual journeying Dante took in becoming one of the great portrait artists of the human condition. . . . This is a love letter magisterially crafted, eloquently rendered."---Rachel Moss, Times Higher Education