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Accessible & Enjoyable., 26 Oct. 2010
James Burge has written an accessible and enjoyable introduction to Dante and his times(whilst also providing insights for serious fans and scholars). Dante's Invention is part History, part Biography and part cultural essay. One can't help but read this intelligent - and fun - book without admiring Dante (the Italian Shakespeare) and seeing The Divine Comedy in its true light - that of a sublime masterpiece.