By Rod Dreher

The establishing traces of The Divine Comedy via Dante Alighieri introduced Rod Dreher on a trip that rescued him from exile and kept his existence. Dreher came across that the medieval poem provided him a shockingly sensible means of fixing smooth problems.

Following the loss of life of his little sister and the ebook of his New York Times bestselling memoir The Little means of Ruthie Leming, Dreher came across himself dwelling within the small group of Starhill, Louisiana the place he grew up. yet rather than the fellowship he was hoping to discover, he found that fault strains inside of his kinfolk had deepened. Dreher spiraled into melancholy and a stress-related autoimmune disorder. medical professionals instructed Dreher that if he didn’t locate internal peace, he could ruin his overall healthiness. quickly after, he stumbled on The Divine Comedy in a bookstall and was once enchanted through its first traces, which looked as if it would describe his personal condition.

within the months that Dante helped Dreher comprehend the blunders and incorrect ideals that had torn him down and confirmed him that he had the facility to alter his lifestyles. Dreher is familiar with firsthand the solace and power that may be present in Dante’s nice paintings, and distills its knowledge if you are misplaced in the dead of night wooden of melancholy, suffering from failure (or success), wrestling with a trouble of religion, alienated from their households or groups, or in a different way enduring the experience of exile that's the human condition.

Inspiring, revelatory, and full of penetrating non secular, ethical, and mental insights How Dante Can retailer Your Life is a e-book for individuals, either non secular and secular, who locate themselves trying to find which means and therapeutic. Dante informed his shopper that he wrote his poem to deliver readers from distress to happiness. It labored for Rod Dreher. Dante kept Rod Dreher’s life—and during this booklet, Dreher indicates you the way Dante can keep yours.

Show description

Read Online or Download How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem PDF

Similar poetry books

Critical Companion to T. S. Eliot: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work

This quantity is part of proof On File’s burgeoning serious spouse sequence. Eliot has been probably the most enigmatic yet enduring modernists because the booklet of the affection tune of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1915. regardless of his rather spare overall output of labor, he is still well known between scholars and students.

What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

EISBN-13: 9780061873317

This moment posthumous assortment from Charles Bukowski takes readers deep into the uncooked, wild vein of writing that extends from the early 70s to the Nineties.

The Woman I Kept to Myself

The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are wealthy with the language and affects of 2 cultures: these of the Dominican Republic of her early life and the the USA of her adolescence and maturity. they've got formed her writing simply as they've got formed her lifestyles. In those seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez's transparent voice sings out in each line.

One Hundred Poems from the Chinese

The lyrical international of chinese language poetry in trustworthy translations through Kenneth Rexroth.

The lyric poetry of Tu Fu ranks with the best in all global literature. around the centuries—Tu Fu lived within the T'ang Dynasty (731-770)—his poems come via to us with an immediacy that's breathtaking in Kenneth Rexroth's English types. they're so simple as they're profound, as tender as they're beautiful.

Thirty-five poems by way of Tu Fu make up the 1st a part of this quantity. The translator then strikes directly to the Sung Dynasty (10th-12th centuries) to provide us a couple of poets of that interval, a lot of whose paintings was once now not formerly on hand in English. Mei Yao Ch'en, Su Tung P'o, Lu Yu, Chu Hsi, Hsu Chao, and the poetesses Li Ch'iang Chao and Chu Shu Chen. there's a common advent, biographical and explanatory notes at the poets and poems, and a bibliography of alternative translations of chinese language poetry.

Additional resources for How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

Example text

La noche sobre espejos y el dia bajo el viento. Balanza The night, quiet, always. The day goes & comes. The night, tall & dead. The day with a wing. The night over a glass & the day below the wind. Saeta Cristo moreno pasa de lirio de Judea a clavel de Espana. jMiradlo por donde viene! De Espana Cielo limpio y oscuro, tierra tostada, y cauces donde corre muy lenta el agua. Critso moreno, con las guedejas quemadas, los pomulos salientes y las pupilas blancas. jMiradlo por donde va! Saeta The dark Christ walks from the iris of Judea to Spain's pink carnation.

De la cabeza a sus muslos un pez la cruza, llamandola. El viento le dice "n in a" mas no pueden despertarla. El estanque tiene suelta su cabellera de algas y al aire sus grises tetas estremecidas de ranas. Dios te salve. Rezaremos a Nuestra Senora de Agua por la nina del estanque muerta bajo las manzanas. Yo luego pondre a su lado dos pequenas calabazas para que se tenga a flote, jay! sobre la mar salada. 3 I shove my head out my window and see how the knife of wind wants to cut it off. Into this invisible guillotine, I've put the eyeless head of all my desires.

In the black moon bloody were the spurs of the Sierra Morena. Little black horse. Where do you carry your dead rider? The night spurs its black flanks nailed with stars. Cold little horse. What a perfume of the flower of a knife In the black moon a y e ll! and the spur, the long horn of the bonfire. Little black horse. Where do you carry your dead rider? Cancion de Jinete Cordoba. Lejana y sola. Jaca negra, luna grande, y aceitunas en mi alforja. Aunque sepa los caminos yo nunca llegare a Cordoba.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 33 votes