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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.
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Adj.1.Dantean - of or relating to Dante Alighieri or his writings
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Dantean

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But in gazing at such scenes, it is all in all what mood you are in; if in the Dantean, the devils will occur to you; if in that of Isaiah, the archangels.
"I'm sure I donna want t' go wi' the whittaws," said Molly, whimpering, and quite overcome by this Dantean picture of her future, "on'y we allays used to comb the wool for 'n at Mester Ottley's; an' so I just axed ye.
The fil rouge lying at the heart of Eugenio Montale, the Fascist Storm and the Jewish Sunflower aims at probing both the complex relationship that united Montale and the Jewish-American scholar Irma Brandeis and Brandeis' poetical metamorphosis into Clizia: a modernist re-elaboration of the Dantean donna angelicata re-evoked by Montale in the height of the "Hitlerian spring." Hertz's volume builds on a consolidated scholarship, inaugurated by Paolo Di Caro's A Journey to Irma: un'approssimazione all'ispiratrice americana di Eugenio Montale (Foggia: Di Meo, 1999) and the publication of Montale's letters to Irma (Lettere a Clizia, edited by R Bettarini, G Manghetti and F Zabagli, Milan: Mondadori, 2006).
The Dramatic Works of Zygmunt Krasi?ski also include the unfinished play 1846, which hints at how the author would have handled a work meant for the traditional stage, and the Unfinished Poem - the Dantean "prequel" to the Undivine Comedy, on which Krasi?ski was working at his death.
Divorce," have continued to draw out and explore Dantean analogues
Guided by the angel Gabriel, Tommy sets out on a Dantean voyage through the strata of the afterlife to reunite with his lost lead singer, Pete Ham.
It could be argued that the inscription on the Statue of Liberty which incorporates the words 'Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/ The wretched refuse of your teeming shore' should be replaced for the time being with the Dantean warning cited at the outset.
Some of these participants are warriors for whom Vietnam became a Dantean inferno: Everett Alvarez, Huy Due, Roger Harris, Hal Kushner, John Musgrave.
Calvocoressi takes us into a seemingly intergalactic realm through a smattering of characters, almost as if a twenty-first-century reimagining of a Dantean journey.
Following required spiritual training at the Holy Igitur Monastery, K embarks on a Dantean pilgrimage across space, passing from a hellish, impoverished Earth to the purgatorial planet Loulan, and finally achieving the verdant paradise of Bosch.
Joseph Long charts Joyce's fascination with Dante, before adroitly investigating the different ways in which Joyce and Beckett take on and transform the Dantean.
As Joyce Tarpley notes, echoing Alasdair Maclntyre, Austen has a Dantean streak; she "portray[s] ...