Category: The Divine Comedy

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Dante and the Face of Geryon

In Dante’s vision, fraud is the deepest, most infernal sin, and yet it does not appear at all among the capital sins whose punishments are willingly undergone in “Purgatorio.” Why is that?

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The Divine Comedy in a Nutshell

Echoing Baring, T.S. Eliot remarked that he was so in awe of Dante’s brilliance that he felt that there was nothing to do in his presence but to point to him and remain silent.

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Dante Alighieri: All About Love

When the Beatles crooned “Love is all you need” in 1967, they coined an anthem for the flower power age, but when Dante Alighieri composed “The Love that moves the sun and the other stars,”…

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Teaching Dante

Dante’s “Divine Comedy” is often taught poorly, if even taught at all. At the root of the problem is the tendency to remain trapped in hell, never venturing forth into purgatory and paradise.

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“The Divine Comedy” at 700

On Dante Alighieri’s eternal poem.

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A Scottish Paradiso

Few translators have been ambitious enough to take on all three books, ‘Inferno’, ‘Purgatory’ and ‘Paradise’. Alasdair Gray, who died last year, dedicated the end of his life to translating Dante’s entire trilogy.

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Fighting To Stop The China Censors Sanitizing Dante

It seems odd that a medieval Italian poet could cause such unease among modern totalitarians

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Dante on the Near Occasion of Sin

Unfortunately for many Christians, poetry is not a form of literature they readily turn to. I say “unfortunately” because with just a little effort and time, it can provide both pleasure and knowledge in spades.

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Forgive Me But Im Going To Respectfully Disagree With Both Dante & Milton