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Posts tagged “Beatrice”

‘Bacon Is My Beatrice’

A Dante teacher’s analogy, a bumper sticker to remember

Posted April 9th, 2016

Regional Novels, Explained

Your shortcut to understanding the literature of the South, New England, California, and Scotland

Posted September 10th, 2015

Dante, Beatrice, May Day

The shock of beauty opens a lane to the land of the living

Posted May 1st, 2015

To Gentle One’s Heart

What the love of a good woman can do

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Beatrice the Helper

When the most loving thing one can do is call you on your b.s.

Posted April 18th, 2015

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

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 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

Paradiso, Canto XXI

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

Posted July 20th, 2014

In The Zona Dantesca

My dear friend Frederica Mathewes-Green and her husband Fr. Gregory are on …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Let’s Get Ready To Read Dante’s Paradiso

I’ll start blogging Dante’s Paradiso on May 1 — the anniversary of …

Posted April 26th, 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