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Dante Alighieri



Dante Alighieri (c. 1265–1321) was an Italian poet, writer, and philosopher. In the Divine Comedy, considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages, Dante created a syncretic blend of Christian traditions with the model of pagan epic heroes who journeyed into the underworld to begin a cycle of symbolic death and spiritual rebirth.

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The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures

Robert Bly's ground-breaking anthology of spiritual poems, the result of over a decade of personal research, celebrates the ongoing role of the divine in literature.

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Why Should You Read Dante’s “Divine Comedy”? - Sheila Marie Orfano

Explore Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, “Divine Comedy,” a 3-part narrative that follows Dante’s journey for salvation through Hell. Lesson by Sheila Marie Orfano, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat.

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The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry

From Stephen Mitchell comes an anthology of poetry chosen from the world's great religious and literary traditions—the perfect companion to Mitchell's bestselling translation of Tao Te Ching.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageMidway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.

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The Portable Dante

As a philosopher, he wedded classical methods of inquiry to a Christian faith. As an autobiographer, he looked unsparingly at his own failures to depict universal struggles.

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Inferno

Award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang's translation is true to the original: lyrical, politically astute, occasionally self-mocking, and deeply moving. With haunting illustrations by Henrik Drescher, this is the most readable Inferno available in English, a truly remarkable achievement.

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Dante

History, literature, love, and religion come together in this graceful biography of the world's most revered and influential poet. Anyone in search of a brief but eloquent guide to the life of the Florentine master should not hesitate to turn to this book.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageConsider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge.

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What’s the Best Way to Read the Divine Comedy If You Don’t Know Italian? a Tour of Translation

A guide to the question of which translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy might a reader select.

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Dante Turns Seven Hundred and Fifty

It’s hard to convey the importance of Dante’s place in Italian culture, but there are many possible explanations for the poet's enduring hold on the country and the world.

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