It is also - undeniably - a completely unique Divine Comedy
Other than a 15th century parchment version of the Divine Comedy
, two other rare manuscripts are on display: De Officiis by Cicero dating back to the 13th century and Domenico Cavalca's Speechio Della Croce from the 15th century, seminal works of the Middle Ages.
Pearce does attempt to defend [he Divine Comedy
's superiority, but it consists of little more than pointing out the "abysmal difference" between Milton and Dante, haranguing against those who pay excessive attention to the Inferno while neglecting the Purgatorio and the Paradiso, and, of course, by appealing to the almost infallible authority of Chesterton.
HANNON HEART: Neil' and left, with supportive wife Orla' STAR: With Divine Comedy
The third chapter, named simply "The Divine Comedy
," is dedicated to a sequential description of the poem.
Author, Matthew Pearl, has presented his top ten books for lovers of Dante, after researching the author of 'The Divine Comedy
', for his latest novel.
Similarly pleasant, suggestive, and scholarly is Marguerite Chiarenza's essay entitled "Solomon's Song in the Divine Comedy
" which justly connects allegorical love poetry to the idea of the resurrection of the body, from sensuality to contemplation.
In 1865, four dignitaries from Cambridge, Massachusetts formed The Dante Club for the purpose of translating The Divine Comedy
from classical Italian to English.
BROUGHT TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEIR CREATION OVER 500 YEARS AGO, BOTTICELLI'S CYCLE OF DRAWINGS FOR DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY
CHARTS A JOURNEY OF HORROR AND REDEMPTION.
Comoedia, the trilogy that marked his first years as Aterballetto's artistic director, was inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy
, but it translated to pure abstract dance the symbolic meanings of the poet's expression of deadly sins and theological virtues.
Every used-book store in America has a dozen translations of the Divine Comedy
, by everyone from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Dorothy Sayers to Mark Musa and Kathryn Lindskoog.
NEIL HANNON, singer and songwriter with The Divine Comedy
, was at Brighton racecourse yesterday for the filming of the video for the single Gin Soaked Boy, to be released in October.