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Posts tagged “Purgatorio”

How I Got Up The Butter Mountain

There are things in the Psalms that you don’t know about until …

Posted April 19th, 2014

Dante’s Purpose-Driven Poem

Welcome readers of my Wall Street Journal essay about how Dante saved …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXXIII

  And so, tonight we reach the end of our journey up …

Posted April 7th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXXII

  Peter S. Hawkins, in his essay collection Dante’s Testaments, writes about …

Posted April 6th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXXI

When we left Dante yesterday, he stood rapt before the figure of …

Posted April 5th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXIX

I promised you that things would get strange on this mountain. Canto …

Posted April 3rd, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXVIII

I warn you, readers: it’s about to get weird on this mountain. …

Posted April 3rd, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXVII

Dante is now at the end of the terrace of Lust, the …

Posted April 1st, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXVI

On this, the terrace of Lust, Dante stands outside the wall of …

Posted April 1st, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXV

That’s my daughter Nora and her favorite hen, Violet, in hand. We …

Posted March 30th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XXIV

Readers, before I forget, on Sunday, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting (online, …

Posted March 29th, 2014

Purgatorio, Cantos XXII & XXIII

Our pilgrimage has been delayed for two days by my labors atop …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XX

Canto XX is a highly political canto. There’s barely room to move …

Posted March 24th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XIX

Last night, I went to a big street party behind my house. …

Posted March 23rd, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XVIII

  Just beyond the edge of the book, above, is my daughter …

Posted March 23rd, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XVI

Sorry I’m late with tonight’s canto. I’ve been out all evening with …

Posted March 21st, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XV

This canto begins with another instance of the pilgrim’s being struck by …

Posted March 19th, 2014