Welcome to Daily Dante, a blogging adventure that follows the pilgrim Dante through his journey to hell and back, as we savor the poet Dante’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy.
Daily Dante is a collaborative blog, written by a motley band of Dantophiles living in the Princeton, NJ area. We began during Lent of 2010, when we adopted blogging as a Lenten discipline: a canto a day (excepting Sundays, which technically do not count as Lent), which conveniently allowed us to finish more or less just before Easter. We have completed Inferno, and Purgatorio, and finished blogging through Paradiso during Lent 2012.
We hope you will find this site useful. We heartily invite you to read the poem along with us, a canto a day. (A note on translations: we have used the Pinsky translation for Inferno; Ciardi for Purgatorio and Paradiso.) If you want to start earlier, simply start Inferno on February 23, 2010, or Purgatorio on March 9, 2011, and do let us know you’re on the path.
If you are interested in navigating to a particular canto, please use the search feature, or here’s a quick index (note that you scroll down for older entries):
And, we’d be more than delighted if you commented here on any of the Cantos, adding your own insights.