By Dante Alighieri
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Dante’s Paradiso, frequently thrown into shadow via the 1st components of The Divine Comedy, gains essentially the most elegant, luminous, and intriguing visions in all of literaturethat of Heaven itself.
Having climbed the mountain of Purgatory, Dante starts to ascend to the heights of the universe together with his cherished Beatrice as advisor. They bounce during the 9 spheres of heaventhe moon, Mercury, Venus, the solar, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the celebrities, and the major Mover. alongside the way in which Dante meets humans he knew in the world, who now seem as mind-blowing jewels, etc whom he had consistently desired to meet, similar to St. Thomas Aquinas, Saint Bonaventure, and his great-great-grandfather. ultimately, Dante reaches Heaven, the place exceedingly attractive scenesbrilliant lighting fixtures and colours, and flowering gardens spread sooner than his eyes, regularly observed via celestial song. Heaven, he learns, isn't really a spot of uninteresting relaxation, yet certainly one of cheerful job, dancing and making a song, and never-ending flow and surprises.
A poem of actual heroic achievement, Paradiso stands as literature’s maximum hymn to the respect of God.
Peter Bondanella</B> is unusual Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian at Indiana college. Julia Conaway Bondanella</B> is Professor of Italian at Indiana collage. either have translated works from Italian and feature released widely on Italian tradition and art.</B>
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Bernard: All right, but let me have a look. Hannah: You'll queer my pitch. Bernard: Dear girl, I know how to handle myselfHannah: And don't call me dear girl. If I find anything on Byron, or Chater, or Hodge, I'll pass it on. Nightingale, Sussex. (Pause. ) Bernard: Thank you. I'm sorry about that business with my name. Hannah: Don't mention it... Bernard: What was Hodge's college, by the way? Hannah: Trinity. Bernard: Trinity? Hannah: Yes. ) Yes. Byron's old college. Bernard: How old was Hodge?
Oh dear. 34 SCENE THREE The schoolroom. The next morning. Present are: Thomasina, Septimus, Jellaby. We have seen this composition before: Thomasina at her place at the table; Septimus reading a letter which has just arrived; Jellaby waiting, having just delivered the letter. 'The Couch of Eros' is in front of Septimus, open, together with sheets of paper on which he has been writing. His portfolio is on the table. Plautus (the tortoise) is the paperweight. There is also an apple on the table now, the same apple from all appearances.
Bernard: Oh, well. . (he begins to put his lecture sheets away in his briefcase, and is thus reminded. ) do you want to know about your book jacket? 'Lord Byron and Caroline Lamb at the Royal Academy'? Ink study by Henry Fuseli? Hannah: What about it? Bernard: It's not them. Hannah: (She explodes) Who says!? ) Bernard: This Fuseli expert in the Byron Society Journal. They sent me the latest... as a distinguished guest speaker. Hannah: But of course it's them! Everyone knows Bernard: Popular tradition only.
The Paradiso by Dante Alighieri