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Graywacke
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Thanks libraries. Started this one and it‘s really nice early on. (And the cover goes well with German Shepard coats and dainty paws)

batsy Aww 🐶 4d
Graywacke @batsy 🙂 she‘s a good 🐕 4d
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Graywacke
Rime | Dante Alighieri
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Mehso-so

Note entirely sure what to make of this. It includes all the poems from La Vita Nuova, plus poetic conversations with contemporaries and their responses, and several other sonnets and longer poems on Love/Amor the god, the emotion, the cause, the consequences/suffering and sometimes a cold response, “made of beautiful stone”

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umbrellagirl
The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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Aldi for the win! Is it too early for Christmas gingerbread? Reminds me of the gingerbread cookies from Toruń.

#MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #readathon

MrBook Niiiiiiiice! 😎🙌🏻 1mo
BarbaraJean Those look sooooo good!! 1mo
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umbrellagirl @BarbaraJean so good 😛 1mo
Andrew65 They look scrumptious. 4w
Deifio Enjoy! I always buy them, I like them a lot! 😍😍😍 4w
umbrellagirl @Deifio We finished the whole packet. Will definitely be buying more. 3w
Deifio @umbrellagirl Glad to know my country can make some delicious gingerbread 😅 3w
tpixie Ooh I‘ll have to see OD our Aldis has these Anna Trey then! 2w
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Graywacke
Dante: A Life | R. W. B. Lewis
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Mehso-so

A pretty edition and a nice writer, but there‘s not much here. Bibliography is thin, and it devolves into a chapter by chapter Schmoopy book report of the Comedia. Maybe I would have liked it better if it was the first book I had read on Dante. (side note - never thought of reading the bibliography first. Maybe I should do that more often. Here it‘s four not-really-filled pages.)

GingerAntics Oh wow, that is a skimpy bibliography for book. I never thought of reading the bibliography first, either. I may have to take up that practice. Eek. 1mo
Graywacke @GingerAntics Right. He must have simply regurgitated others research 🙄 1mo
GingerAntics Ugh 1mo
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umbrellagirl
The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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Alora Mmmmm yes!! That looks delicious 1mo
julesG Yummy! 😋 1mo
Bookwormjillk Yum! 1mo
umbrellagirl @Alora @julesG @Bookwormjillk Curry ramen with shrimp 😍😍😍 1mo
MrBook That counts! 😁👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4w
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umbrellagirl
The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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We went out for a delicious ramen dinner so I didn‘t get as much reading time today as I‘d hoped, but moving on to this used book I bought in Seattle, which was previously owned by someone in Baton Rouge, and is now being read by me in Connecticut.

#MrBook1InAMillion #Readathon #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Graywacke
Dante: A Life | R. W. B. Lewis
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She‘s like, seriously dad, another book? Do you realize how many you have started recently? (She‘s not wrong.) But I‘ve picked this as my next Dante book before I hunt down a good copy of his Rimes. Lewis‘s book on Florence is wonderful and was one of my spiritual guides to the city during my honeymoon back in 2000 (the other being my wife...who knew the city and a bit about me too.)

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Graywacke
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Pickpick

Dante‘s first complete book, on himself as an obsessed lover overcome with intensely conflicting and paralyzing emotions. He‘s unable to look at his Beatrice without breaking down, much less talk to her! Yes, this is Dante as a self-obsessed and really irritating stalker. But he disarms the reader, captures it all in scattered verse, and it seems he is actually making fun of himself. Enjoyed it and its maybe unexpected complexity. 👇👇

Graywacke On the surface this is a really sad story of Dante falling in love at 18 with a woman he can see but can‘t talk to, and who the will pass away at age 25 without ever having spoken to him, leaving him hollow and looking for something to make of his obsession. 1mo
Graywacke But, Mark Musa‘s essay highlights the other side: “The Vita nuova is a cruel book. Cruel, that is, in the treatment of the human type represented by the protagonist (Dante). In the picture of the lover there is offered a condemnation of the vice of emotional self-indulgence and an exposure of its destructive effects on a man‘s integrity.” 1mo
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DMC_run8
The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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Pickpick

Fantastic! Henry Longfellow, James Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, George Washington Greene and J. T. Fields are working on an English translation of Dante's Divine Comedy in post Civil War Boston when a string of murders based on descriptions in The Inferno threatens the lives and reputations of the poets of The Dante Club.

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BooksAndTea97
Inferno: A Novel | Dan Brown
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Why did someone approve text this tiny?!
Just started reading Inferno, but... I think my eyes are gonna hurt.