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Dante Divine Comedy Links and Sources

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Thanks for all the links Robert! I'm looking forward to this discussion. I've only ever read The Inferno and that was in college.
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Yes thanks. Do I have to get involved with all the aetheist or religious stuff cos really not interested
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The Cliff Notes are really helpful. But still don't understand why it's called a comedy
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Traditionally drama was divided into tragedy and comedy, as seen in the laughing and crying masks. Comedies were anything with a happy ending. Dante ends up in heaven with his childhood sweetheart Beatrice, so it is bliss all round, even if hell may not be a laugh a minute. Also, the classical Greek division of high and low theatre meant that because The Divine Comedy was written in modern Italian, rather than classical Latin, it got classed as a comedy.
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http://dante.ilt.columbia.edu/comedy/ comparative translations by Longfellow and Mandelbaum

http://poems.com/special_features/prose ... barese.php Essay on four translations Zappulla, Ciardi, Mandelbaum, Hollander.
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Hello, I'm new to BookTalk and I was excited to see the Divine Comedy. This summer I reread a beautifully illustrated version, having been inspired by a literary display featured at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto. The topic was dystopias and utopias in literature, and sadly it's no longer on view, but I'm including a link to the catalogue. It's an interesting launch to all sorts of works connected to the them.
http://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/from-nowhere-utopia
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