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Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Poetry, Classic

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Italian poet of the Middle Ages Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is considered the preeminent work of Italian literature and one of the greatest literary works in the world. The book is author’s allegorical vision of the afterlife. It shows us the medieval world view developed by Western Church. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. The poem goes about Dante’s travel through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. It allegorically describes the soul’s journey towards God. At a deeper level Dante draws a medieval Christian theology and philosophy. The journey lasts from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell and Purgatory. Beatrice, Dante's beloved, guides him through Heaven.

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