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The Bliss of Used Books

Used books stores might be my version of drugs. I love them, they pull me in, and even if I walk away without any new texts I am gleeful just from being surrounded by so much knowledge and delight. 490 more words


New Project Launched: De vulgari eloquentia

Leni’s just launched one of my favorites as a group project! De vulgari eloquentia is Dante’s linguistic treatise. In it, he defends the written use of what was then mostly a spoken language–the “volgare”, as it was then called. 189 more words

Dante veste male

Novella del lecchese Govanni Sercambi, Dante in visita a Roberto d’Angiò , re di Napoli:

Dante è vesito in modo dozzinale “come soleano i poeti fare” viene messo in una delle ultime tavole.. 155 more words

A little guilty...

Sometimes I feel a little guilty: I’m loving every single minute with my Grandma and spending quality time on the Best Lap in the Whole Wide World…but I miss HER too!                                                             21 more words

Inferno by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

A mid-range science fiction writer dies in a bizarre accident at an sf convention room party. He wakes up in a world which he recognises, but has great difficulty accepting, as Dante’s vision of Hell from ‘The Divine Comedy’ – except his Virgil is Benito Mussolini… 137 more words

De Monarchia now available for free download

Thanks to the hard work of a number of volunteers, especially Leni (book coordinator), Lucretia (lubee930, proof listener), and Ann (icequeen), Dante’s De Monarchia is now available (in English) for you to download and listen to for free! 61 more words

What Would Dante Do? Posthumous Observations by Il Poeta By Laura Shewan

Quando leggemmo il disiato riso, esser basciato da cotanto amante, questi, che mai da me non fia diviso, la bocca mi baciò tutto tremante…

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