Review: The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri

Poetry

The Divine ComedyThe Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wanted to enjoy this classic but perhaps that is what encouraged me to find fault with it. While some passages are absolutely outstanding, the vast majority of this work went straight past me, the Medieval references sometimes too obscure for me to figure out exactly why one person or another was speaking of what they were (and this was despite the preface describing all of this in detail; the references were too numerous to constantly check).

That said, I definitely want to give this one another try, perhaps after acquainting myself anew with some specific bits of HRE’s history.

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