The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri

Long | Italian poem

Summary

"The Divine Comedy" is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and 1321. It's divided into three parts: Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise). Dante's journey through the afterlife, guided by Virgil, explores themes of sin, redemption, and salvation. This masterpiece is celebrated worldwide for its profound impact on literature and thought. The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works of literature in the Western world. It has been translated into many languages and has been studied by scholars and readers for centuries. The poem has been interpreted in many different ways, but it is generally seen as a journey of spiritual and intellectual growth.

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