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In the hands of Dante

by Nick Tosches

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Published by No Exit in Harpenden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Manuscripts,
  • Collectors and collecting,
  • Authors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNick Tosches
    The Physical Object
    Pagination376 pages ;
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26329754M
    ISBN 10184243084X, 1842430831, 1842430858, 1842430963
    ISBN 109781842430842, 9781842430835, 9781842430859, 9781842430965
    OCLC/WorldCa50876711

      Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate the prize.5/5(1). Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand. Via Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate the prize/5(13).

    BOYS DON'T CRY by Malorie Blackman is an emotionally charged story about love and family and the different shapes they sometimes take. This book is one you won't want to miss. Dante is anxiously awaiting his A Level exam results/5. Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand. Via Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is call.

    Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of "The Divine Comedy," written in Dante's own hand. Via Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate the prize. Background. The book drew inspiration from the geography of Dante's Inferno and the theology of C S Lewis's The Great Divorce, which is that salvation and entry into paradise, via self-knowledge and repentance, can be achieved by all. However, most of Hell's denizens in the novel either deny their sins or feel they deserve their : Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.


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Due to his association with some shady, underground, fairly despicable people, he ultimately gets his hands on a long-lost original copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy. This is where the action of the book can be found, replete with lots of adults-only language, a few doses of brutality, and the blood of a string of murder victims/5(56).

Okay, time for a revised, and reevaluated review: In the Hand of Dante is a wildly inconsistent novel. It shifts so radically in prose that it sometimes makes you wonder if it /5. Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand.

Via Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate the prize/5(15). In the Hand of Dante Unknown Binding – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand 2/5(8).

Due to his association with some shady, underground, fairly despicable people, he ultimately gets his hands on a long-lost original copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy. This is where the action of the book can be found, replete with lots of adults-only language, a few doses of brutality, and the blood of a string of murder victims/5(58).

IN THE HAND OF DANTE bears the label "A Novel" on the cover. This is inaccurate; to label a book as "A Novel" is to imply that it is a work of fiction. What Nick Tosches has done here is to take the ordered and deliberate gathering of printed word somewhere beyond that, into a realm where fact and fiction intertwine to the extent.

Books similar to In the Hand of Dante In the Hand of Dante. by Nick Tosches. avg. rating Ratings. Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand.

Via Sicily, the manuscript. In the Hand of Dante is an interesting idea for a novel, a modern-day thriller of sorts intercut with an imagined life of Dante. Tosches casts himself as the narrator of his own novel, and in many ways the book (at least the portion cast in the modern /5(42).

Meantime, the story of the discovered manuscript is compelling, if often offensively vulgar, and the interplay between its thrill ride and a narrative history of Dante’s life makes for fascinating rhetoric. But the part of the novel everyone in the book industry has been waiting to read is the long rant against the publishing industry.

So says Nick Tosches - or "Nick Tosches" - whose In the Hand of Dante, a high tightrope spin of a novel, is a threefold meditation on the written "I", the writer's life, and writing's holy : Ian Penman.

Hellfire, his biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest rock and roll biographies ever written; he’s responsible for the definitive boxing deconstruction, The Devil and Sonny Liston; and novels like Cut Numbers and In The Hand of Dante are uncompromising works that offer a dark worldview radically.

For all of Tosches’ tomfoolery and ”Tosches”’ playing of Old Nick, the most audacious thing about ”In the Hand of Dante” is the author’s furious delivery of rare aesthetic bliss. But Tosches suddenly emerges from his morbid nostalgia when a former character named Louie (a gangster from Tosches's Cut Numbers) gets his hands on a stolen copy of Dante's manuscript and asks.

IN THE HAND OF DANTE bears the label "A Novel" on the cover. This is inaccurate; to label a book as "A Novel" is to imply that it is a work of fiction. What Nick Tosches has done here is to take the ordered and deliberate gathering of printed word somewhere beyond that, into a realm where fact and fiction intertwine to the extent that what results is neither fable nor reality.5/5(5).

Due to his association with some shady, underground, fairly despicable people, he ultimately gets his hands on a long-lost original copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy. This is where the action of the book can be found, replete with lots of adults-only language, a few doses of brutality, and the blood of a string of murder victims/5.

Editions for In the Hand of Dante: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in. In the Hand of Dante is an interesting read, all in all; certainly one of the more unusual books to be offered as of late, written by a prolific writer who has developed a strong cult following.

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In the Hand of Dante By Nick Tosches. Little, Brown $ ISBN Fiction. Johnny depp reading "In The Hands Of Dante" marjani vasquez. Loading Unsubscribe from marjani vasquez? Cancel Unsubscribe. Working Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe   In ''In the Hand of Dante,'' the disgruntled writer ''Nick Tosches'' gets in bed with mobsters who're looking to move the priceless manuscript of Dante's masterpiece.Get this from a library!

In the hand of Dante. [Nick Tosches] -- "Deep in the lowest reaches of the Vatican library, a secret chamber is opened for the first time in centuries. Inside it is an object of inestimable value; the manuscript of The Divine Comedy.