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Dante The New Life by Dante Alighieri
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Sep 24, 2011

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bookshelves: history, non-fiction, poetry, read-in-2011
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Among the melodrama and general poetic air of Dante's love affair for--and I do mean for rather than with--Beatrice, there is real feeling. He loved her. Her death hit him hard. He felt guilty for getting over her. Among the canzones and sonnets, deep in the dissection of the number nine and how it signified in the life and death of his love, Dante shows us deep humanity.

He really was an excellent poet. Something I think that gets overlooked when discussing his religion.
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