Dante for Beginners (Paperback)

By Joe Lee

For Beginners, 9781934389676, 180pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2011



Dante For Beginners takes the reader on a trip starting in hell and ending in heaven. The reader gets a quick introduction to Dante and his times. Next, the reader meets a sweet lass named Beatrice and samples a bit of his other literary offerings, such as the great feast, the Convivio. But then it's on to the big one, the Commedia, and a canto by canto description of the entire work. Characters, ideas and situations are described as they happen no searching through end notes, footnotes or field notes to distinguish Forese Donati, Dante's pal, from his evil brother, Corso. The entire plan of the hereafter is simply mapped out. Dante For Beginners is a great vacation with history's greatest tourist, Dante Alighieri.

About the Author

Joe Lee, born in Olney, Illinois, is an illustrator, cartoonist, author, and clown. A graduate from Indiana University and the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey's Clown College, he worked for many years in a travelling circus. He is also the illustrator for many other "For Beginners" books including: "Dada and Surrealism For Beginners, Postmodernism For Beginners, Deconstruction For Beginners, ""The Olympics For Beginners, Existentialism For Beginners, " and "Zinn For Beginners." Joe lives with his wife, Mary Bess, three cats, and two dogs (Toby and Jack). The author lives in Bloomington, Indiana.