Has anyone read Dante’s Inferno?
I think I did once. As I remember it, most of it went completely over my head.
A great book! I’m planning to reread it. I love Dante’s “Divine Comedy” so much!
Not yet.. ?
I have three different editions, but I love the one with Gustave Doré’s illustrations
It’s on my list for 2018
I have it. I’ve tried reading it a few times, got about halfway through. I found it beautiful, difficult, adoring, and maddening. So I named my Doberman after it.
Yes in Italian La Divina Commedia, we had a special course of Italian literature when I studied Italian Language.
Cheryl A Bracegirdle It was interesting because we discussed it stanza by stanza
In multiple English translations. I’ve played around with the Italian original and am slowly now trying to go through the whole thing in Italian.
It is very clear he’s insane af when you read it.
Yes it’s beautiful and so imaginative it takes a while to get used to the poetic form but once you are there it’s fabulous
I’ll have to read it. But take my time by your replies x
I read it, but I was an English major in college. It’s definitely not light reading, but fun when you get the hang of it.
I Studied it at high school. 2nd year L’Inferno, 3rd year Il Purgatorio, 4th year Il Paradiso.
Back in high school and college. I enjoyed it.
It takes some time to get used to the style, but well worth the effort.
Yes, a few times. Incredible book.
A long time ago. I got so into it at the time. It was a thought provoking book.
Yes, I read The Divine Comedy in College. It was a part of graduate class seminar. It’s murky, and dark. It’s a little easier read if you get modern transaction like Mandelbaum
Yes. It’s very political. If you can digest the politics and comprehend the history, it’s a good one. It was slow going for me because I am not very savvy on the political/historical stuff of that time.
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