By Ian Thomson
As a singer of other-worldly horror and celestial beatitude alike, Dante has no equivalent. but, despite our distance from medieval theology, the Florentine poet's allegorical trip via hell, purgatory and paradise continues to be one of many crucial books of mankind. no less than fifty English language types of the 'Inferno' – the 1st a part of Dante's epic – seemed within the 20th century on my own.
If Dante's Comedy speaks to our current situation, the reason for this is that Dante wrote the epic of Everyman who units out looking for salvation during this global. And he wrote his nice poem within the usual Italian of his time. He wrote approximately anguish our bodies and human weak spot, and approximately divine ecstasy, in phrases that experience resonated with readers and writers for the final seven-hundred years.
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