Dante (1265-1321) is the greatest of Italian poets and his DIVINE COMEDY is the finest of all Christian allegories. To the consternation of his more ...Show synopsisDante (1265-1321) is the greatest of Italian poets and his DIVINE COMEDY is the finest of all Christian allegories. To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his COMEDY in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. This edition is translated by, and includes an Introduction by, Dorothy L. Sayers.Hide synopsis
It may something about us as humans that everybody reads The Inferno, some stumble through the Purgatorio, but few get to meet Beatrice in paradise. The sensational nature of the first volume gets us excited, but the plodding toil and good news of Heaven tend to drag - more a fault of the reader, than the skills of Dante or Ms. Sayers in this instance.
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