Indexed herein you’ll find all my posts about Dante—his writings, his world, his life, art and music inspired by him. This repository is intended only for historical, literary, and cultural posts, and obviously won’t include any of the posts featuring excerpts from my alternative history, nor posts discussing my writing journey.
You can also check out this post on my secondary blog, which has links to all the Divine Comedy names I featured during the 2016 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. A few letters and names were wildcards, since there were no names starting with those letters in the Commedia, or only one sex had a name represented.
Dante’s septcentennial death anniversary, and what he means to me
The Divine Comedy (historical overview and condensed summary)
The Divine Comedy in translation
The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia), Part I (Written in 2004, and decidedly not my best work. If you compare this to my 2021 post on Inferno, it almost seems like they were written by different people! I later added a note at the beginning to clarify my disavowal of many of the opinions and value judgments expressed by my 24-year-old self.)
The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia), Part II (Written in 2004, summarizing and reviewing both Purgatorio and Paradiso. Again, NOT my best or most mature work!)
The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia), Part III (Written in 2004, and so embarrassingly missing the point I later added a note at the beginning. At 24, I still had a great deal to learn about putting literature and film in its full historical context and intent, as well as checking my own personal views at the door instead of judging everyone and everything by their failure to completely agree with me.)