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Louie
02-04-2005, 04:11 PM
I am reading this book right now, and it's pretty weird...........pretty good though too..........anyone read this book? What do you think of it?

Jacoby
02-04-2005, 04:21 PM
It's a poem, I believe. An epic.

Keyser_so_so
02-04-2005, 05:17 PM
I've always been intrigued by the book. It sounds very funky indeed, but have never once picked up a copy... The fact that Dante has become a name synomynous with hell (Devil May Cry, anybody?) and the such is quite notable, too.

Digital_Ice
02-04-2005, 07:03 PM
the divine comedy is fantastic... Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso (Dante's Trips through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven..) Inferno is still my favorite. very heavy reading though... you should try reading the original old italian version... or not... i tried it... and gave up...

Per me si va ne la citta dolente
perme si va ne l'etterno dolore,
per me si va tra la perduta gente.

Giustizia mosse il mio alto fattore;
fecemi la divina podestate,
la somma sapienza e 'l primo amore.

Dinanzi a me non fuor cose create
se non etterne, e io etterno duro
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate

Louie
02-04-2005, 07:25 PM
I don't get why he called his series The Divine Comedy. It's not much of a comedy.........

Digital_Ice
03-04-2005, 12:58 AM
It is not a comedy in the modern sense of making you laugh, but of the classical sense in that it starts tragically (Inferno) and ends happily (Paradiso).

Ashley
06-04-2005, 08:20 PM
I took a test.

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level | Score
Purgatory | Very High
Level 1 - Limbo | Moderate
Level 2 | Low
Level 3 | Moderate
Level 4 | Very Low
Level 5 | Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis | Very Low
Level 7 | Low
Level 8- the Malebolge | Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus | Very Low

Level descriptions: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-information.html
Take the test: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-test.mv

Keyser_so_so
11-04-2005, 02:20 PM
I picked up a copy of The Divine Comedy yesterday, and I'm up to Inferno IV. Excellent stuff... Thanks for the extra interest inducing nudge towards getting it!

fols
11-04-2005, 03:26 PM
I read it some time ago, it is very good.