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World Literature

edited July 2006 in General
Looks like we are all brainiacs and no one needs study help this summer...

Thought I'd be brave and post the first thread in this sub-section.

So, I thought just for fun I'd take a read of Donte's Inferno this summer.
Let's chat about it. What do you think this novel is talking about?


  • edited July 2006
    this is a tiny bit off-topic, but whose translation are you reading? everyone i know likes the sinclair one (i think that's the guy's name), but i thought it was awful.
  • edited July 2006
    Mmm well, I always assumed the novel was talking about a trip through the layers of Hell and the sins which accompany each layer. It's supposed to be an allegorical trip, on par with The Odyssey.
  • edited July 2006
    I have been meaning to read this book for years. Okay you have inspired me, I'm gonna go buy it then I will be able to talk about it with you.
  • edited July 2006
    Annnora love that idea... we can start a book club. Then come back each week to discuss our reading assignments.

    The reason I want to read Dante's Inferno is for two reasons really. The first, this is an Italian classic - I am Italian and Italy just won the World Cup so I must pay homage to my ancestors.

    Second, I have a friend that actually renamed themselves based on this book. I think it is about the layers of hell as well and find it very odd that someone would want to be remembered by this specific piece of literature.

    So, I thought I better read this as it has definitely left a lasting impact on this friend of mine.

    Let me know when you have your copy Annnoura and I'll take you up on the book discussion.

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