Sunday, October 16, 2011
A little Dante in the kitchen
I have the entire text of Dante's Divine Comedy.
On the wall in my kitchen.
Every word! Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso.
From: "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita," all the way to "l'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle." (That's the Dante version of from alpha to omega).
Thanks, of course, to Il Nostro Inviato (che oggi scappa di nuovo per Italia).
He bought the poster somewhere in Italy as a Christmas gift a few years back and I finally had it framed this month.
So if you have a hankering for a little bit of Florence's greatest poet, come on over!
Actually I should mention, most parts of The Divine Comedy are freakin' impossible so maybe this is a good way to tackle the text. You know, a canto or two, between dinner courses.
(You can find a great way to look at the entire text online by following a link at the bottom of this page, under the heading 'Links' -- Dante: The Divine Comedy. It's the entire text, organized canto by canto so you can read as little or as much as you want).