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The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso

13 Ratings: 4.1
Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic three-part poem detailing his allegorical journey through Hell, Purgatory, and his ascension to Heaven.

   The Divine Comedy (Italian: La Divina Commedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Poetry, Dante, The Divine Comedy, Medieval Poetry
Author: Dante Alighieri
Genre: Epic Poetry, Classic Literature, Religious Allegory
3 reviews about The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio;...
review by . August 08, 2010
This was required reading for a graduate course in medieval history. Norton edition has great articles to help explain the work and is a great translation. Dante Alighieri's (1265-1321) "Devine Comedy" weaved together aspects of biblical and classical Greek literary traditions to produce one of the most important works of not only medieval literature, but also one of the great literary works of Western civilization. The full impact of this 14,000-line poem divided into 100 cantos …
Quick Tip by . August 26, 2010
Dante was absolutely breathtaking for the journey he took us on, the poetic style he chose, and the symmetry and structure of his creation. Before 'Narnia' and 'Lord of the Rings' came 'The Divine Comedy'!
review by . September 21, 2003
The Divine Comedy was written in the 14th century proximate  to the year 1313. The work traverses the reigns of Pope Clement  and Pope John the 22nd. Dante attempts to answer the question  "What happens when we die?" Through the character of Beatrice,  the author takes us through the regions of the underworld  both purgatory and hell in preparation for the glory of heaven.  This is literature of the highest quality in terms of  the …
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