28 Jan 2011

inferno by dante alighieri (14th-century)

dante's hell is often referred to in modern books. it's a real classic. to be honest i really just read this very slightly shortened version of dante's first part of his famous la commedia. although i will definitively try to read the rest sometime, but right now i need a break because it was quite difficult even if you like poems.

dante is guided trough the nine circles of hell by the roman poet vergil. he encounters famous historic persons, popes and people he knew that all are being tortured in very fitting ways for their sins. he himself is only a guest  who is like orpheus before him searching for the love of his life - beatrice.

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