Thursday, February 16, 2012
Reading Dante for the Lenten Season
Matthew: "It's like a super geeky, slightly pretentious Lenten devotional…about the greatest poem of all time."
We're reading Dante's Divine Comedy through the Lenten and Easter seasons this year, trekking through Inferno and Purgatorio during Lent, and reading Paradiso for Easter. In Lent, we'll accompany a traveler through Hell and work our way to the top of Mount Purgatory, and rejoice together when we see Beatrice in Heaven.
The goal, for now, is to get through 1-2 Cantos per day, finishing the 67 Cantos in time for Easter Vigil.