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Posts tagged “Dante”

What Do Near-Death Experiences Tell Us?

Reader Tim G. passes along this fascinating 2012 essay by neuroscientist Mario …

Posted August 21st, 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 XXII

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

Posted August 11th, 2014

Mono Is Back, Woo Hoo

The stress of the move and having spent a number of very …

Posted August 8th, 2014

Art, Mystery, Magic, Liberalism

Jed Perl, The New Republic‘s art critic, has a dense but rewarding …

Posted August 5th, 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

The Lies, The Endless Lies

Minnesota Public Radio’s Madeleine Baran is doing an incredible job of reporting …

Posted July 21st, 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

Funding The Conservative Right Brain

Publisher Adam Bellow says the Right doesn’t understand the importance of culture …

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