View Full Version : so who here ever read the divine comedy?

08-12-2005, 05:35 AM
I just got it and what to know what other people think. oh and I got ciardi's translation.

08-12-2005, 01:21 PM
I ve read it multiple times, and I love it. The Inferno Kicks Ass.

08-12-2005, 02:12 PM
Its a very well written piece of fiction. It inspires countless other works, so its a great to know if your in to analyzing other works of liturature, as a student or a critic.

08-13-2005, 06:08 AM
well iono if I would classify it as fiction. dante did make it clear that it was him going through hell guided by virgil so I don't know if I should classify it as fiction or a auto-biography by a guy who was probably insane.

08-13-2005, 02:02 PM
Well if your going for technicality it's can't be classified as either fiction or auto-biography, it's an epic poem.