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Posts tagged “Purgatorio”

Reading Dante on Holy Week

Light at the end of the long Lenten darkness

Posted March 31st, 2015

Brian Williams in Purgatory

What would Dante say to us gawkers watching the travails of the NBC News anchor?

Posted February 9th, 2015

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