The Figure of Beatrice: A Study in Dante

The Figure of Beatrice: A Study in Dante

by Charles Williams

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One of the most ambitious essays in the interpretation of Dante our times have ever seen. His interpretation of the role of Beatrice is deeply fascinating. Charles Williams was one of the finest - not to mention one of the most unusual - theologians of the twentieth century. His mysticism is palpable - the unseen world inter-penetrates ours at every point, and spiritual exchange occurs all the time, unseen and largely unlooked for.  His novels are legend, and he contributed to the poetic mythology revival in contemporary culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788834136805
Publisher: Reading Essentials
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 698,038
File size: 248 KB

About the Author

Author and scholar Charles Williams (18861945) joined, in 1908, the staff of the Oxford University Press, the publishing house in which he worked for the rest of his life. Throughout these years, poetry, novels, plays, biographies, history, literary criticism, and theology poured from his pen. At the beginning of the Second World War the publishing house was evacuated to Oxford where, in addition to his own writing and his editorial work for the Press, he taught in the University.

Table of Contents

I Introduction 7

II Beatrice 17

III The Death of Beatrice 31

IV The Convivio 52

V The Noble Life 69

VI The De Monarchia and the Exile 86

VII The Making of the Commedia 100

VIII The Inferno 107

IX The Purgatorio 145

X The Re-Assertion of Beatrice 175

XI The Paradiso 190

XII The Recollection of the Way 224

Index 233

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