Dantesque


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Dan·te A·li·ghie·ri

 (dän′tā ä′lē-gyĕ′rē) 1265-1321.
Italian poet whose masterpiece, The Divine Comedy (completed 1321), details his visionary progress through Hell and Purgatory, escorted by Virgil, and through Heaven, guided by his lifelong idealized love, Beatrice.

Dan′te·an adj. & n.
Dan·tesque′ (dän-tĕsk′) adj.

Dantesque

from or resembling the characters, scenes, or events in Dante’s works.
See also: Dante
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Adj.1.Dantesque - of or relating to Dante Alighieri or his writings
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On the way towards the desired "condition of complete simplicity" (Eliot 2002: 209), under the guidance of the Dantesque "eyes of a familiar compound ghost," (Eliot 2002: 204) the poetic self is always projecting his realization of the higher dream into an indefinite future: "We shall not cease from exploration/And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time" (Eliot 2002: 209).
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