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text 2018-10-24 10:34
Reading progress update: I've read 270 out of 798 pages.
The Divine Comedy - Eugenio Montale,Sandro Botticelli,Peter Armour,Dante Alighieri,Allen Mandelbaum

Finished with Inferno and in Purgatory now.

 

I forgot to mention before, but I'm having a blast with the all encompassing syncretism.

 

The last circle was interesting by how much less horrifying I found it in relation to the eight. I think it's the corporeal and visceral nature of the Malebolge, while a frozen plain has something of the unfathomable in it (and yeah, I got the contrast idea of virtues and the Holy ghost being depicted as fire).

 

Maybe there is something about horror vs terror in there too? The knowable bad vs the impossible to comprehend?

 

The descriptions, for such short things, are epic.

 

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text 2018-10-24 03:25
Reading progress update: I've read 200 out of 798 pages.
The Divine Comedy - Eugenio Montale,Sandro Botticelli,Peter Armour,Dante Alighieri,Allen Mandelbaum

Holy shit, Dante did not like thieves!

 

The Malebolge is an all around horror fest in truth

 

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text 2018-10-22 20:44
Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 798 pages.
The Divine Comedy - Eugenio Montale,Sandro Botticelli,Peter Armour,Dante Alighieri,Allen Mandelbaum

This guy happily lumps himself with Homer and Ovid like no business. I always end up smiling a bit at this, because time kinda justified it, but the ego!

 

I've gotten this far and a bit more some years back. Now to go the distance (since I'm skipping on The Name of the Rose again)

 

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text 2018-09-12 21:12
Reading progress update: I've read 69 out of 264 pages.
Ami 3. Civilizaciones internas (Spanish Edition) - Enrique Barrios

How aware is this guy that what he wrote is a fit allegory for acceptance of homosexuality?

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text 2018-09-12 20:19
Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 264 pages.
Ami 3. Civilizaciones internas (Spanish Edition) - Enrique Barrios

Taking a detour from bingo for a library book this afternoon, and OMG! I did not remember this series being so anvilicious. I'm rolling my eyes every-other sentence.

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