Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Divine Comedy | Inferno | Canto 4

Opening my copy of Inferno at the start of the fourth canto, I thought I had picked up a book about student living by accident. Thunder rolling heavily in my head shattered my deep sleep… (Lines 1-2) As it turned … Continue reading

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Joy in the World

Earlier this month, The Guardian newspaper reported that a previously unknown letter by C S Lewis was about to go under the hammer. You can read the report here. I’ve been meaning to write about the letter ever since I … Continue reading

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The Divine Comedy | Inferno | Canto 3

‘Through me you go to the grief-wracked city. Through me to everlasting pain you go. Through me you go and pass among lost souls. … Surrender as you enter every hope you have.’ (Lines 1-3,9) Thus did I begin my … Continue reading

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The Divine Comedy | Inferno | Canto 2

In the first post, Dante woke up in a dark wood. There, he met the shade of Virgil and asked him to take them to ‘the gates where now St Peter stands’ (Canto 1. Line 133) We rejoin Dante as … Continue reading

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Dinine Comedy | Inferno | Canto 1

I’ve never read Dante’s Divine Comedy before so as I thought I would blog my first experience of it. At the outset, I should warn you not to expect any serious literary analysis. These posts are likely to be more … Continue reading

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