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Posts in category “Dante”

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

Paradiso, Canto XIX

In Canto XIX, Dante remains in the heaven of Justice. As the …

Posted June 26th, 2014

A Dante Itinerary For The Fall

My friend Santo and I are going to take that man trip …

Posted June 23rd, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XVIII

At the beginning of Canto XVIII, Dante reflects on what his ancestor …

Posted June 21st, 2014

Thanksgiving For Sickness Before Death

The literary critic D.G. Myers has incurable — therefore terminal — cancer. …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Paradiso, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII

That is the left hand of my father, as he slept earlier …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Paradiso, Cantos XIII & XIV

To be perfectly frank, Cantos XIII and XIV are kind of boring. …

Posted June 13th, 2014

Paradiso, Cantos XI And XII

These two cantos are radiant testimonies to the ideal of harmony, of …

Posted June 3rd, 2014

Paradiso, Canto X

In Canto X, Dante enters the sphere of the Sun. The blessed …

Posted June 1st, 2014

Paradiso, Canto IX

Canto IX, and Dante remains in the sphere of Venus. We never …

Posted May 28th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto VIII

Before we dive into Canto VIII of Dante’s Paradiso, I want to …

Posted May 26th, 2014

She Wishes She Was Still Born Again

Some of you readers send me really interesting stuff, for which I’m …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

How To Teach Dante To High Schoolers

Over at the Circe website, Brian Phillips is trying to spark a …

Posted May 15th, 2014

Paradiso, Cantos VI & VII

In Paradiso, Dante makes brilliant use of both the Ptolemaic ordering of …

Posted May 13th, 2014