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How Dante Can Save Your Life

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Further Reading

By Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher, How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History’s Greatest Poem (New York: Regan Arts, 2015).

Rod Dreher, “How Dante Saved My Life,” American Conservative, April 9, 2014.

Rod Dreher, “The Ultimate Self-Help Book: Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy,’Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2014.


Dante Texts

Robert and Jean Hollander, trans., The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (New York: Anchor Books, 2002, 2004, 2008).

Mark Musa, ed., The Portable Dante (New York: Penguin Classics, 2003).


Other Works

Erich Auerbach, Dante: Poet of the Secular World (New York: New York Review Books, 2007).

Peter S. Hawkins, Dante’s Testaments: Essays in Scriptural Imagination (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999).

Richard Lansing, ed., The Dante Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge, 2010).

Peter J. Leithart, Ascent to Love: A Guide to Dante’s Divine Comedy (Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2001).

Louis Markos, Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2013).

Giuseppe Mazzotta, Reading Dante (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014).

Christian Moevs, The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Barbara Reynolds, Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man (London: I.B. Tauris, 2006).

Harriet Rubin, Dante in Love: The World’s Greatest Poem and How It Made History (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005).

Prue Shaw, Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity (New York: Liveright, 2014).

Charles Williams, The Figure of Beatrice: A Study in Dante (Berkeley, CA: The Apocryphile Press, 2005).

A.N. Wilson, Dante in Love (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).