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Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in One Volume)
Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in One Volume) | Dante Alighieri
This splendid verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum provides an entirely fresh experience of Dante's great poem of penance and hope. As Dante ascends the Mount of Purgatory toward the Earthly Paradise and his beloved Beatrice, through "that second kingdom in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, " all the passion and suffering, poetry and philosophy are rendered with the immediacy of a poet of our own age. With extensive notes and commentary prepared especially for this edition."The English Dante of choice."--Hugh Kenner."Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths."--Robert Fagles, Princeton University."Tough and supple, tender and violent . . . vigorous, vernacular . . . Mandelbaum's Dante will stand high among modern translations."-- "The Christian Science Monitor"
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Jari-chan
Divine Comedy | Dante Aligieri
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My edition of The Divine Comedy has a #redcover. And a red fox that got attached 🦊

#Fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚❤️ 2mo
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Jari-chan
Divine Comedy | Dante Aligieri
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Pickpick

I actually did it - I read the Divine Comedy! There sure are a lot of Italians in Hell 🙈 But still... I'm a little proud 😅

#BookAWeekChallenge

Buechersuechtling Rightly so. I tried to read it years ago – but I gave in soon. I could not at all cope with the style. 2mo
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling It sure isn't an easy read. I'm happy to have found a good translation otherwise I would have given up as well... 😅 2mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
The Divine Comedy | Dante Alighieri
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I had mixed feelings about this one, making it hard to give a review, because Inferno (the first part) was GREAT! Hilarious, engaging, entertaining, loved it... only things started to go downhill in Purgatorio, and Paradiso really stank. In sum, I'd say pick up a copy of Inferno and read that, but you can safely give the rest of it a miss. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-divine-comedy-dante-alighieri/ #Poetry #Classics

zefmii Have you read Vita Nuova (The New Life)? Is kind of a preparation of The Divine Comedy, very short and easy to read. I read it when I was in college (I did a short paper about it, in fact) and I really liked it. 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @zefmii Ooooh, no, I haven't! Thank you for the tip!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Tives30
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I enjoyed it, the translation was fairly easy to read and was an incredibly interesting story. I would definitely read it again.

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Jazinator
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Book #39: The Divine Comedy is broken up into three separate parts: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. The story follows the poet Dante as he travels through each of the three afterlife worlds, meeting many of the people who once lived along his travels. By far the most interesting and most commonly read was Inferno. I had read Inferno in one of...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2005/09/the-306-greatest-books-39-divine-comedy.html

#100greatestbooks

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Ross
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An epic and deeply moving Period Piece of Theological Fan-Fiction that is still a fundamental influence on modern mythology. Don‘t just read it, re-read it. There are some good audiobooks of it out there, too.

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jenniferw88
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#highwaytohell #maymoviemagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Sorry Cindy, you have another month of prompts from me! (I'll try not to use you-know-who this month though lol!)

Cinfhen I better get at least one a week or else I‘ll be worried!!! 7mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen 🤣😢🤣 7mo
gradcat Nice one 👍 7mo
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fedebooks
Pickpick

If I weren't Italian, I would learn the language just to appreciate this work of art.

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SailorMoon
La divina commedia | Dante Alighieri
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I've just been to the theatre to watch the Divina Commedia - Opera Musical.
I'll never get tired of saying how great this poem is!
If it ever hits your Country, make sure not to miss it!!!

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Ms_T
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Anyone who knows me knows I have an obsessive nature and I‘m okay with that. My latest obsession is Dante‘s Divine Comedy which is what my current audiobook, Dan Brown‘s Inferno, is based around. So I‘ve treated myself to this beautiful hardback edition from Waterstones. It‘s possibly the most unusual book I‘ve ever purchased but it‘s an itch I simply have to scratch, plus it‘s BEAUTIFUL!

OutsmartYourShelf I completed a module on Dante for my Masters course. I particularly enjoyed Purgatorio. 9mo
Ms_T @Deangirl Brilliant! 9mo
Louise Nicest way to read such an exalted classic is with a beautiful edition like that! Enjoy! 9mo
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Ms_T @Louise Thank you! 9mo
Cathythoughts Oh that looks very beautiful ♥️ 9mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts I‘ll post a picture of the actual book when I receive it 👍🏻 9mo
MrBook 😱😱😱 LOVE the Divine Comedy!!! Penn State has one semester-long class for Milton (loved it!), one for Chaucer (loved it!), two for Shakespeare (loved them!), and two *JUST* for the Divine Comedy. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Ms_T @MrBook Penn State sounds like my kind of place! 9mo
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Best poem ever written.

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SailorMoon
La divina commedia | Dante Alighieri
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I'm not sure anyone in the world will ever be deserving and noble enough to review a masterpiece such as "La Divina Commedia" by Dante Alighieri.
So I'll just say this: I read it in the original language since I'm so lucky to call it my own (which makes it easier not to miss his poetical intention!), and every word is pure poetry. No book, no poem, no other literature can ever be as marvellous as this.
I found Inferno to be the best part.

Crazeedi Awesome that you read in original language 10mo
SailorMoon @Crazeedi I'm Italian, so it was easier for me! Although it's not contemporary Italian, so it was pretty challenging even so! 😉 10mo
Crazeedi @SailorMoon still that is pretty darn cool. It would be like me reading old English I guess 10mo
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SailorMoon @Crazeedi Totally the same! And I envy you guys who can read old English poems because I am sure they must be amazing ❤ 10mo
Crazeedi @SailorMoon ❤️😊👍 10mo
cassiopia The Inferno is my favorite part too. I have 2 different copies of that part alone and a copy of the entire comedia as well. 10mo
Erofan Great review! ❤👍 10mo
SailorMoon @Erofan thanks! You should read it! ;) 10mo
SailorMoon @cassiopia that's wonderful!!! I really did love studying it back in high school... 10mo
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“ if one text can produce a second , perhaps the producing need never end, and no prior need be forgotten”

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elpintor1
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Pickpick

For whoever reads this and is kind enough to care, i want to say that i don't read as much as others but do like and i give a lot of thought to the things that i read. I consider every aspect of things like ; the characters, the way they are developed or how they behave according to the circumstances, the setting ofcourse, the story and so on. For now i want to keep this simple, i love the "divine comedy" of Dante.

#books#comment#dante#night

RaimeyGallant Nice review. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 1y
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Bookwomble
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For the next 19 days, BBC Radio 4 has the three parts of The Divine Comedy available on the iPlayer. I've not listened to it myself yet, but it stars John Hurt amongst the cast, so that's a sign of quality right there. I've copied a link below, though I'm not sure if it's accessible outside the UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xtvdp

saresmoore Well, that‘s fun! 1y
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It‘s the weekend so that means I‘ll be leaving my beautiful home again until Sunday night. It‘s always nice to leave everything behind and get away now and again but I‘m really not feeling in a place to be anywhere but Home right now. I‘m wondering if I want to haul Dante with me or not. It‘s a monster tome of a book to carry about but I think I want to reread it. Decisions decisions! #dantealighieri #classicsstudent #bookaddict #booklover

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ElisabethRose
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Got stuck at the library because of a huge storm so I decided to take advantage and start The Divine Comedy by Dante. I've never really read epic poetry before but I'm enjoying it so far. #rainyday #classic #epicpoetry #poetry

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HerlockSholmes

I'm really enjoying this! Dante's verse is beautiful! I'm only on inferno at the minute but I was just wondering who else has read it and what your favourite parts were! What inspired you to read it? 😄 #Dante #inferno

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JoeStalksBeck
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Two of my favorite books illustrated ❤️

RadicalReader @JoeStalksBeck love the look of Devon‘s Divine Comedy 2y
batsy Oooh! Lovely. Coveting that version of Paradise Lost 😍 2y
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Aimeesue
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Found this beautiful 1948 edition at the thrift shop yesterday- complete with #marginalia. ❤️ #oldcoolbooks #vintagebooks

Aimeesue And that‘s my window box lettuce. Thanks to all the rain, there will be salad later! 2y
jillrhudy Lovely! 😀 2y
Linsy So lovely!!! ♥️ 2y
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DivaDiane
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#Reading Resolutions @Jess7 #red

Getting a late start on this, but these are the ones I find the most fun! Get ready for the rainbow!

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katrina
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I‘m not sure if it‘s the translator or just my epic hatred of epic poetry but I am so fucking happy I only have a third of this left. (Trying to not think of how long that third might take me)

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katrina

Not gonna lie it gives me an inordinate amount of joy to have Greek “Heroes” (who are all really pieces of shit) placed in Hell

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here

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Can you tell that this is not my first reading of the Commedia? One of my favorites. Something strange happened on Twitter Argentina: one December day a guy said "What if we all read 1 chapter of the Commedia a day? In a 100 days we finish it!".
Thus, #Dante2018 was born and thousands of us are reading the Commedia together!

*Did you read it? What's your favorite classic?

tpixie Welcome!!!! 2y
tpixie What a great #BuddyRead ! 2y
Louise What a great idea! Brava, Argentina! 👏🏼👏🏼😆 2y
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Lilithcat17
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Found this illustrated masterpiece @ BAM. Going on my 2018 reading list.

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DivaDiane
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LeahBergen Pretty! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Lcsmcat What a beautiful edition! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Lcsmcat thanks! It‘s all illustrated inside. It‘s gorgeous! This is my favorite book ever 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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#Novemberbythenumbers #ten Canto X from my favorite book❤️

MrBook Can you email me at secretsantagoespostal17 at gmail? 2y
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amrrruuuta
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"All hope abandon, ye who enter in!"

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JoeStalksBeck
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Breaking out my study notebook for the Dante #lenghtylit read with @Tiffy_Reads ‼️‼️🔥 so excited ‼️‼️😱🔥🔥📖📚

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JoeStalksBeck
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This is the one I studied. It's fantastic! And a companion guide to Dantes Inferno. And an illustrated guide. Plus, there are podcasts on Entitled Opinions by Dante scholars that are amazing

JoeStalksBeck @jmtrivera 📚❤️ I use these 2y
jmtrivera Thanks! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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So when WTForecast can't connect this happens.

Chrissyreadit This was my favorite- mine was raining lava- way too entertaining. 2y
Smangela Oh my god 😂🤣😂 2y
LauraBeth 😂😂😂 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Omg!! I'm freaking out over this! Dantes Divine comedy‼️‼️‼️‼️ yay!!! I'm so excited!! #lenghtylit Follow @Tiffy_Reads for the details! 👏👏👏👏👏

WarpedSweetness I wasn't going to do another #lengthylit after this one because I wanted to work on my TBR. But then @Tiffy_Reads posted this and now I purchasing this books so I can join! Lol 2y
JoeStalksBeck @WarpedSweetness yay!!! I'm so happy you can! 2y
WarpedSweetness @JoeStalksBeck Thanks! I figured all three of these books were already on my TBR, so I might has we'll join. :-) 2y
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WarpedSweetness As well** 2y
CocoReads I'm intimidated by Dante and Don Quixote but I'll give it a shot. Also I'm an outlander lover so yay! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @CocoReads oh no! Do not fear Dante! It's the most beautiful love story ever! You should look up the characters and learn them. They are all real people! People who actually existed. You can read about why they are in the place they are in the book. It's fascinating! 2y
CocoReads @joestalksbeck I think it's the form that intimidated me. I'm not big into verse. Unless it's song lyrics. But I'm up for a try! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @CocoReads you will love it. It's amazing! 2y
CocoReads Well as it turns out I bought a copy at the library sale today so I'll try. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @CocoReads awesome ‼️‼️‼️ 2y
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Aimpat
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Read each section by a different translator. The first was wonderful, the 2nd and 3rd not so much

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jenniferw88
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⭐⭐ #LitsyAtoZ A ☑️
Story time: This was one of the first Kindle books I downloaded when I first got it in 2009. I started reading it but had to stop as my university degree (English Literature) took over my reading time. It would have been a DNF again this time if I hadn't had it as a challenge.

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ladyclassics
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Found this little gem in Berlin, Germany--it's a bookstore that focuses on translated works from the Italian literary canon! Italian literature does not always receive the credit it deserves, and I was thrilled to see such a blend of cultures in this shop. Afterall, many of the greatest literary authors that we know and love were inspired by classic Italian works! #booksaroundtheworld

KVanRead Very cool! 3y
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jenniferw88
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I've decided to join in some reading challenges this year as my tbr pile is HUGE! Here is my #Litsyatoz challenge, and I'm also hoping to do the @bookriot #readharder challenge - some of which are on this list!

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arlenefinnigan
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Struggled to follow this and found myself drifting off quite a bit. Would have been completely lost without the notes at the start of each canto. The language is really powerful in places though.

(On the plus side I've just realised this qualifies for the 'over 500 pages' #ReadHarder challenge, which I was REALLY gonna struggle with before the end of the month. Sorry, Sagas Of The Icelanders, you'll have to wait til the new year.)

Nebklvr Does your copy tell you who the players are? Easier with penguin version cause if you don't know the history/people it is hard to follow. With that info, it is great 3y
arlenefinnigan @Nebklvr not so much with the audio version. There's summary notes at the start of each canto but it's difficult to follow the cast of characters 3y
arlenefinnigan @Nebklvr think I probably would have enjoyed reading it in print more tbh. 3y
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tpixie Is the English real hard to read? Does that addition have annotations? I want to read it but I may have to wait till I retire so I have more continuous reading time!!! Also paradise lost. 3y
arlenefinnigan @tpixie I'm listening to it on Audible, there's plenty of notes and an introduction at the start of each canto. Enjoying it so far. 3y
tpixie So are you reading and listening? And is it making sense when you listen to it? I do tend to listen to more audiobooks than read physical books these days. 3y
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arlenefinnigan @tpixie just listening. The summary notes at the start of each canto make it much easier to follow. 3y
tpixie Cool that the audio has notes! Thx. I may try it!! 3y
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Whatannareads
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Paper anniversary present 2/2
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
This Barnes and Noble leather bound copy is just beautiful!
#divinecomedy #dantealighieri #leatherbound

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the-flashley
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This counts as full of adventure, right? Bran thinks so (or he might just be hungry). #booktober #fullofadventure #day6 #catsoflitsy

Books_Wine_Repeat 😻😻😘❤️ 3y
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Bette 💖🐱 3y
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"Consider well the seed that gave you birth; you were not made to live your lives as brutes, but to be followers of wealth and knowledge." ~Dante

Awesome guy I know on Insta made this painting for me based on my favorite Dante quote after I contributed to his Kickstarter campaign for his spoken word album.

He also runs a non-profit org for people dealing with health issues, equality, gender roles, and much more. Check out the website, as I'll...

OSChamberlain ...be contributing to the website soon with my story on what it's like to deal with chronic illness: artissurvival.com/stories 3y
Alfoster Wow..., 3y
ReadingOver50 That is beautiful 3y
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Robothugs That is amazing. I love the story behind it. Definitely going to check out the website. 3y
OSChamberlain @Robothugs please do. The stories are heart wrenching but necessary to be told. Craig and his partner Katy are doing wonderful things there! 3y
kspenmoll Lovely! 3y
kspenmoll Just read some of the stories/art. Love the concept of the site. Thx for sharing. 3y
OSChamberlain @kspenmoll My pleasure! 3y
becausetrains Saving this link. Thanks, @OSChamberlain. 😌 3y
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szack314
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Finally got through He'll, now reading Purgatory. I like Dante, but am getting tired of the long readings for my class.

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bmsddk
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A collection of translated allegorical works 🌐 ~ It would be fun to write about their different stances on Reality and what makes a Meaningful Life ~ #Day21 #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge #TranslatedBooks #bookphotochallenge ~ @RealLifeReading @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

RealLifeReading Plus great covers! 3y
bmsddk @RealLifeReading The designers created beautiful covers! The three kind of fit together, too, haha. Thank you so much for putting together the photo challenge, it has really helped me as a newbie on Litsy :) Looking forward to more challenge days! 3y
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OSChamberlain
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"...turn back to see your shores again: do not attempt to sail the seas I sail; you may, by losing sight of me, be left astray."

ImaginativeMom I have never read this, I'm sad to say. 3y
OSChamberlain @ImaginativeMom I tried to read inferno back in high school but just wasn't in the right mindset and I guess I am no because I read inferno and purgatory rather easily and now I'm really enjoying paradise. You should read it! Make sure to read the Mandelbaum translation, though. My professor says it's the closest. 3y
ReadosaurusText I have a really lovely 3-volume set with side-by-side English and Italian translations that it took me years to find! I'm ashamed to say, though, that I've never fully read it through. This is a good reminder! 3y
ImaginativeMom Thanks for the tip!! Someday! 3y
Autumn I'd love to read this as a group with a knowledgeable moderator:) 3y
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OSChamberlain
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"From that most holy wave I now returned to Beatrice; remade, as new trees are renewed when they bring forth new boughs, I was pure and prepared to climb unto the stars."

Just finished the wonderful Purgatorio. Not as exciting as Inferno, but still a wonder to behold what the human mind is capable of creating. Excellent work, Mr. Alighieri. #DiversityMonday #WNDB #WeNeedDiverseBooks #ItalianBooks #ChristianBooks #TheDivineComedy #IlPurgatorio

BookishFeminist I still need to read this! The prose just gets me every time. It's so dense 😂 3y
OSChamberlain @BookishFeminist I may be a weirdo for saying it but I sure do love me some sense writing. I like to work for my bookish enjoyment 😜 3y
JoeStalksBeck I'm a Dante fanatic. I've researched the entire history of this epic poem . It's breath taking and staggering the story behind it all 3y
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JoeStalksBeck @BookishFeminist read the history first . Like look up all the characters and why they are where they are in his hell, limbo and paradise . It makes the story so much more clear . It's what I had to do and now I'm addicted lol 3y
OSChamberlain @Bookworm4ever very true! I'm glad I liked it because over the next 4 months I'll be writing a huge paper on Dante and exile. 3y
JoeStalksBeck Awesome ! If you need any help I'm in! 3y
OSChamberlain @Bookworm4ever thanks so much! I'll keep that in mind 😁 3y
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OSChamberlain
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Yesterday I promised you all something special for being so awesome. Here it is! I want to host a giveaway! 1 lucky winner will receive a choice of one of these bookmarks that my fiancé hand paints herself! To enter, repost this picture here on Litsy with #MoonliteCrafts1kGiveaway. It won't matter which book you use for the post as long as you use the tag. Contest ends August 10. Up to 5 entries per profile. May the odds be ever in your favor!

OSChamberlain P.S. Make sure to follow our Instagram page (@) moonlitecraftsofficial and check out the shop over at moonlitecrafts.bigcartel.com 3y
candc320 Wow those are gorgeous! 3y
OSChamberlain @candc320 thanks! You should enter to win one :) 3y
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candc320 I will! I'm trying to figure out how to repost the picture :) 3y
OSChamberlain @candc320 try taking a snapshot of the photo. And if not, it doesn't matter. As long as you make a post with the hashtag, I'll find it! 3y
candc320 Awesome! I think I've gotten it figure out. Off to post :)! Thanks for the cool giveaway! 3y
Texreader Beautiful!! 3y
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