Dante Alighieri
Pantheon Books, New York, 2011; originally written 1300's (Italian), English
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Peter Bohlin

In my high school the library had a very old three-volume set of The Divine Comedy with illustrations by Gustave Doré. Even now, 60 years later, I can still see the Doré engravings of Hell and Purgatory. I told this story to someone at dinner who, remarkably, remembered the very same images with similar passion.

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