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CafeLitt 211: La Divina commedia

Thu 16 Jun 2011, 19:00, by Shahdad Heydari, at Atwater Library:1200 avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC (Map)
Many consider Dante's Divine Comedy the supreme literary work not only of medieval Christendom but of the christian faith in general. But Dante alighieri's magnum Opus, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, references and themes. The goal of this presentation is to provide an accessible introduction to this massive and intricate structure of almost fifteen thousand lines. Dante's life and times along the three realms of Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (purgatory) and Paradiso (paradise) will be discussed.

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