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Posts in category “Dante”

Inferno, Canto 1

Dante begins his epic journey. What does this have to do with you?

Posted September 19th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXVIII

What the angelic ranks teach us about cosmic order and the Great Chain of Being

Posted September 13th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXX

His vision restored by baptism in the River Of Light, Dante sees the Mystical Rose.

Posted September 5th, 2014

Dante for Millennials

Practical advice for 19- and 20-year-olds from The Divine Comedy.

Posted September 1st, 2014

The Tao of Dante

Approaching the pilgrim poet’s path to Paradise from the Chinese East

Posted August 30th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXIX

Dante arrives at heaven’s gate, where time and desire are no more.

Posted August 28th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXVII

This canto turns from exaltation to some of the sternest and most lacerating language in the entire poem.

Posted August 27th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXVI

To sum up the meaning of Cantos 24, 25, and 26: Just …

Posted August 25th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXV

Dante begins this canto in an extraordinary way. Look at this: Should …

Posted August 20th, 2014

A Backgrounder For Dante’s Paradiso

A reader sends this lengthy but very, very helpful essay by Peter …

Posted August 16th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXIV

A further observation on Canto XXIII, which we discussed earlier this week: …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXIII

Canto XXIII is one of my favorites in the entire Commedia. It …

Posted August 12th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXII

Finally! I packed my Dante books in a bag before the move, …

Posted August 11th, 2014

View From Your Table In Paradiso

Sentimental me, I’m posting this through tears: Here’s something i would never …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXI

In church yesterday, my priest talked about patience and diligence in the …

Posted July 20th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XX

I’m not being faithful to my Dante posting these days. I wish …

Posted July 7th, 2014

Dante And David Brooks

At The Atlantic, Uri Friedman has a conversation with David Brooks about …

Posted July 1st, 2014