My favourite passage from Dante
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My favourite passage from Dante by Dante Alighieri

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Published by The Devin-Adair company in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementchosen and explained by the most distinguished Dante lovers of the world today; a compilation with an introduction by John T. Slattery.
ContributionsSlattery, John T. 1866-1938, comp.
LC ClassificationsPQ4300.A4 S6
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. l., 313 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6722830M
LC Control Number28030352

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My favorite to read, on the other hand, is the end of Canto 34 lines et passim, when Dante and Virgil have passed by Satan and they have found the little cavern that has been eroded away through Hell by the River of Life (which we find out later flows from the side of Christ’s wound where he sits enthroned in heaven). Here’s the bit in Italian where they reach the end of the cavern and find the .   Purgatorio is my favorite, and in particular, Ca in which Beatrice rebukes Dante, is one of the high points of all of literature. And the final sequence, from Cantos , is extraordinary. Paradiso is more of an acquired taste, but most attention seems to focus on Dante's farewell to Beatrice in the Empyrean and his final vision of God in Cantos Books by Dante Alighieri. The best and most eloquent introduction to Dante for our time. Prue Shaw is one of the world's foremost authorities on Dante. Written with the general reader in mind, Reading Dante brings her knowledge to bear in an accessible yet expert introduction to his great poem. This is far more than an exegesis of Dante’s three-part communicates the imaginative power, the linguistic Reviews:

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