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By Peter S. Hawkins

For over seven centuries, Dante and his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, have held a distinct position in Western tradition. The poem is instantly a bright trip via hell to heaven, a poignant love tale, and an image of humanity’s dating to God. it's so richly imaginitive first studying should be bewildering. In reaction, Peter Hawkins has written an inspiring creation to the poet, his maximum paintings, and its abiding impression. His wisdom of Dante and exuberance for his imaginative and prescient make him a professional advisor for the keen reader.

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