Dante Alighieri

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Poem of the week: Because by Grace Schulman
A complicated song of praise for a world that is part heaven and part hell

Carol Rumens

12, Apr, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Italians defend Dante from claims he was 'light years' behind Shakespeare
Leaders rally in support of ‘father of Italian language’ after withering comments in German newspaper

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

29, Mar, 2021 @4:45 AM

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Dante's descendant to take part in 'retrial' of poet's 1302 corruption case
Seven centuries after guilty verdict in Florence, Sperello di Serego Alighieri to help test whether poet’s conviction would stand today

Alison Flood

05, Feb, 2021 @3:26 PM

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To hell with Brexit and Westminster
Letters: Martina Crowther-Menn wonders what Dante would make of the Brexit disruption in Dover, while Matt Richie looks forward to an independent Scotland


02, Feb, 2021 @6:01 PM

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The Guardian view on Dante: heavenly wisdom for our troubled times | Editorial
Editorial: On the 700th anniversary of the great poet’s death, his Divine Comedy carries a powerful message for modern culture warriors


14, Jan, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Italy begins year of Dante anniversary events with virtual Uffizi exhibition
Gallery puts seldom-seen Divine Comedy sketches on display online to mark 700 years since poet’s death

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

01, Jan, 2021 @2:20 PM

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Paradise: Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Three by Alasdair Gray review – a fitting finale
Published posthumously, the last of three Dante translations reveals Gray’s powers of insight and invention

Ian Sansom

24, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Harold Bloom’s defence of western greats blinded him to other cultures | Kenan Malik
The critic, who died last week, polarised opinion

Kenan Malik

20, Oct, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Journey Without End by Ian Thomson – review
This playful exploration of Dante’s masterpiece breaks down its influence on writers, poets and film-makers over the centuries

Miranda Seymour

12, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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From Dante to I Love Dick: top 10 books about unrequited love
Novelist Kirsty Gunn chooses books that explore a very literary kind of longing

Kirsty Gunn

27, Jun, 2018 @9:53 AM

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Top 10 books about the afterlife
From The Lovely Bones to Lincoln in the Bardo, the best novels to take up this imaginative challenge do so with meticulous conviction

Tim Thornton

20, Jun, 2018 @10:04 AM

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Yes, we’ve lost our faith in God, but we’ve lost our faith in reason too | Kenan Malik
Our failure to create social movements that fill the space vacated by the church has left people feeling helpless

Kenan Malik

01, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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