Neil Hannon (right and inset) is still going strong with The Divine Comedy
outfit he started in 1990.
In the first chapter, titled "Approaches to The Divine Comedy
," Kirkpatrick examines how Dante began to shape the Comedy, the progression of his attitudes as he conceived its form and function, and how certain qualities might produce a poem that could occupy his reader in a life-changing experience.
In the 1480s, the great Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli was commissioned by Lorenzo de' Medici to illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy
, the poetic masterpiece that laid the foundations of Italian literature.
In other words, Royal's Dante Alighieri, the new introduction to the Divine Comedy
in Crossroad's "Spiritual Legacy" series, should be an entirely unnecessary book.
By the time Dante commenced work on The Divine Comedy
, perhaps around 1307, he had formulated a theory of poetry consonant with his vision of the spiritual life as one that expresses not only erotic and philosophical love but also mystical.
In the Divine Comedy
, Dante showed that he was no quitter.
Continuing his arguments developed in Dante, Poet of the Desert: History and Allegory in the Divine Comedy
, Mazzotta expands from the premise in this earlier study that "history" is at the heart of Dante's poetic enterprise to explore the Divine Comedy
as a poetic encyclopaedia.
Norton gathered his translations in The Divine Comedy
of Dante Alighieri (1893).
During the last twenty years of Rodin's life, he worked on The Gates of Hell, inspired variously by the Divine Comedy
of Dante, Ghiberti 's Paradise Gate, and the art of William Blake.
This thrilling novel of mystery and adventure takes us from deep within the archives of the Vatican, across Europe to the ancient cities of Alexandria, Jerusalem, Athens, with Dante's Divine Comedy
as a guide, in search of the secret location of the Holy Crucifix which Christ was crucified.
The Divine Comedy
shot to fame in the Nineties with a string of brilliant pop tunes but despite their success they failed to secure a number one hit.
Dante's Sacred Poem: Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy