Up Next on The Book Club: Dante's Divine Comedy

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16 өдрийн өмнө

Coming soon! In this month's episode of The Book Club, Michael Knowles is joined by UCLA PhD student Catherine Illingworth for an in-depth look at one of the greatest works in world literature, the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Don't miss it!
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EyeLean5280
EyeLean5280 7 өдрийн өмнө
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Dinesh Siwakoti
Dinesh Siwakoti 10 өдрийн өмнө
Can you please update the book club Playlist?
The Joy of Reading
The Joy of Reading 11 өдрийн өмнө
I'm Italian, a huge fan of Dante and I read the Comedy several times. I'm looking forward to this episode, I love to hear competent people talking about Dante
Richard Castle
Richard Castle 13 өдрийн өмнө
PragerU is controlled by sweJ.
Damian A
Damian A 14 өдрийн өмнө
That is one large assignment. Are we speed reading this thing? When is the discussion, next year some time? 😊 Can anyone recommend the best translation?
Damian A
Damian A 11 өдрийн өмнө
OK. Thank you.
The Joy of Reading
The Joy of Reading 11 өдрийн өмнө
As an Italian, I think the Ciardi and the Mandelbaum translation are the best ones. Of course reading it in English takes part of the pleasure away, so I think the best idea is to fetch a version of the Divine Comedy with notes.
Deamaria Peres
Deamaria Peres 14 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks!!!
paradise lost
paradise lost 14 өдрийн өмнө
All the levels of hell! Why not? Our politics are already there!
Just Jade Beauty
Just Jade Beauty 14 өдрийн өмнө
I've been wanting to read this for a while. Very excited that you're doing the Divine Comedy.
Mikey Westside
Mikey Westside 14 өдрийн өмнө
Okay yeah I'm getting the audiobook
Alexandre Motkalyuk
Alexandre Motkalyuk 14 өдрийн өмнө
Thats THICK
Aron Astron
Aron Astron 15 өдрийн өмнө
One of my favorites!
U P Schütt
U P Schütt 15 өдрийн өмнө
Will Knowles interview himself?
Francisco Juan
Francisco Juan 15 өдрийн өмнө
Do the hobbit and the LoTR!
Caleb Hastings
Caleb Hastings 15 өдрийн өмнө
I have JUST started this! Great timing!
Jose Alexi
Jose Alexi 15 өдрийн өмнө
uuugh! next week we'll have to read Homer... in the ORIGINAL Greek!!
Sebasthian Kepler
Sebasthian Kepler 15 өдрийн өмнө
The whole book is a description of an Astral journey Dante made with his spiritual mentor. The vivid descriptions, the subtle influences in his Astral body, and how the bosses in hell are mad at him (because he is still incarnated and can tell what he saw to the world - which he did -) is quintessencial in spirituality technical literature. The Divine Comedy is one of the world's first detailed Astral journey.
V Torres
V Torres 15 өдрийн өмнө
Where’s it at????
Kevin North
Kevin North 15 өдрийн өмнө
Okay then.
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич 15 өдрийн өмнө
Top Video !
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич 15 өдрийн өмнө
Klass Video !
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич 15 өдрийн өмнө
Super Video !
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
Get the JOHN CIARDI translation. It was a pleasure to read. I LOVED it, and I'm NOT a poetry fan. I'll bet there's less than a dozen poems in all of history that I actually like. That old translation by LONGFELLOW was the most difficult, and frustrating thing I ever attempted. It's usually the translation you find for sale, unfortunately. Although I'm sure no one reading this cares, I think I'll try and list all the poems I like, in no particular order: Rime of The Ancient Mariner (S. T. Coleridge) The Raven (Poe) Ozymandias (Shelley) Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Longfellow) Hair (comic poem by George Carlin) Devine Comedy (Dante) Annabelle Lee (Poe again) Hmmm,... that's all I can think of. Although I guess I COULD add some old Mother Goose stuff I liked as a kid. 🤔😆
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 14 өдрийн өмнө
@O'Ambitious One Hope it helps you out. 👍 It'll be worth it.
O'Ambitious One
O'Ambitious One 14 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you for the guidance.
FknYama B
FknYama B 15 өдрийн өмнө
Oh I'm excited for this one.
Megan Brown
Megan Brown 15 өдрийн өмнө
Ok boomer
Viter F
Viter F 15 өдрийн өмнө
I love the books you chose but next please pick The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
modern times
modern times 15 өдрийн өмнө
Suggest you check out the various translations - some are much better than others - the differences will surprise you.
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
You said it. I've been recommending the CIARDI translation. Is there another one you think is even better? (Hated Longfellow's) I've never seen any but those two.
Theresa P
Theresa P 15 өдрийн өмнө
Awesome! Great timing. I literally just bought all 3 Catholic Courses dvds by Anthony Esolen on these books!
Iam N.
Iam N. 15 өдрийн өмнө
I'm rather partial to Green Eggs and Ham. Only, I wouldn't have given in at the end. If Eggs and Ham are green, there's got to be something wrong.
ezzz9
ezzz9 15 өдрийн өмнө
I read Inferno a long time ago. But never got to the other two. So I'm in!
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
The Purgatorio is good, but Paradiso was a bit too "out there" for me.
V Torres
V Torres 15 өдрийн өмнө
Yes!!!! I’ve been waiting for the next episode and this book!
Fatima Zahra
Fatima Zahra 15 өдрийн өмнө
Yes yes, thank you
LysanderNemoinis
LysanderNemoinis 15 өдрийн өмнө
Yes! I remember reading Inferno back when I was a freshman in high school. Not because it was required, just because I wanted to. And then got to laugh my ass off (and know way more than any of my friends) when they made Inferno into a surprisingly faithful video game.
1965startrek
1965startrek 15 өдрийн өмнө
Do we need that edition? I just scored and found used copies of Dorothy Sayers translation. Suppose to be very well respected. Excited to see you plan a study. She says you need explanations and a foundation to persevere & appreciate the work.
Никита Федотов
Никита Федотов 15 өдрийн өмнө
This book is must read for everyone
C Reinicke
C Reinicke 15 өдрийн өмнө
Can I just get the cliff notes? Especially for the First 2 books? I have avoided them for 63 years..
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
You're missing out. Plus.. the FIRST two are the most interesting. Get the CIARDI translation.
Alex James
Alex James 15 өдрийн өмнө
Who the hell can read all of those in a couple of weeks?
Zeb Fross
Zeb Fross 15 өдрийн өмнө
Can’t wait to watch the video in 6 years once I finish reading! 🤣
Sword Collector Cho
Sword Collector Cho 15 өдрийн өмнө
I read this book last year. Its really good. The hardest part about it are references to old historical figures we are no longer familiar with, particularly italians.
Jens Hatzig
Jens Hatzig 15 өдрийн өмнө
😎 Cool! " Wollt ihr unser neues Video auch ein bisschen pushen?! Wäre super! >> mnpost.info/zone/jdXLib_QqJSke4I/video
Jens Hatzig
Jens Hatzig 15 өдрийн өмнө
😎 Cool! " Wollt ihr unser neues Video auch ein bisschen pushen?! Wäre super! >> mnpost.info/zone/jdXLib_QqJSke4I/video
Xexal01
Xexal01 15 өдрийн өмнө
Man, I love the book. I used to read it a lot when I was in college. Especially loved the theological talk and debate within each Canto.
Griffin Sutek
Griffin Sutek 15 өдрийн өмнө
My favorite book! Besides the Bible of course
J Fierrar
J Fierrar 15 өдрийн өмнө
I can already tell that this is gonna be one of the most interesting segments of The Book Club ever.
butMydesign
butMydesign 15 өдрийн өмнө
Is this just going to be Michael talking to himself?
scp240
scp240 15 өдрийн өмнө
Awesome show, keep it up!
dante sc
dante sc 15 өдрийн өмнө
I brought, read the barns and noble edition of the divine comedy. I love how the story is told, I really love the illustrations artwork by gustave dore. I recommen the barns and noble edition.
emmanuel boakye
emmanuel boakye 15 өдрийн өмнө
Thx👍👍
Erica Lujan
Erica Lujan 15 өдрийн өмнө
Best works to read before tackling?
Ancestor Empire
Ancestor Empire 15 өдрийн өмнө
"I have been looking forward to this"
Journey Of Strength
Journey Of Strength 15 өдрийн өмнө
Our Beliefs Need To Be Challenged mnpost.info/zone/atXArJfajNike4Y/video
Anthony Lopez
Anthony Lopez 15 өдрийн өмнө
0:27 beautiful-girls-here.online
Pet Wifey, Voice of Reason
Pet Wifey, Voice of Reason 15 өдрийн өмнө
Great choice! But when are you going to review the Satyricon? I know that after you cover the Divine Comedy, you will most likely cover Faust, because that is how predictable you guys are. It is also predictable how you will Not do a critique on one of the oldest novels on the planet. I have been requesting it since the book club began, and Crickets from you guys!
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
Where is the Satyricon about?
nono no
nono no 15 өдрийн өмнө
Yaaay!!! Great choice! Would love to see Dostoevsky's "The Possessed". So fitting for what is happening in the US right now.
Jennifer Emrick
Jennifer Emrick 15 өдрийн өмнө
I’m reading it right now... I’m in Purgatorio... great choice! Looking forward to your discussion.
IGIprimigenia
IGIprimigenia 15 өдрийн өмнө
Beautiful poem, a gem of western literature, in my mind only Shakespeare can reach and steadily maintain such heights
paradise lost
paradise lost 14 өдрийн өмнө
Mmm, John Milton is up there with Dante and Shakespeare in my book (no pun intended).
Maynard Frith
Maynard Frith 15 өдрийн өмнө
Hey, could you guysgo over the talmud? It’s A Lovely Book mnpost.info/zone/drSwar_MgqmVeIY/video
Bubba
Bubba 15 өдрийн өмнө
That book is on fire!
Junkyard Dog
Junkyard Dog 15 өдрийн өмнө
I'm a little freaked out Michael..started reading this amazing work two months ago. It's the John Ciardi translation and it is excellent, provided with illuminating notes and forwards. Press on!
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
Good post JUNKYARD DOG. I just got done recommending the CIARDI translation myself. The LONGFELLOW one was torture.
CJ E
CJ E 15 өдрийн өмнө
Democrats claim they are bullied meanwhile they bully conservatives. Democrats say that Republicans play the victim and that's coming from the people who berate and assault anyone with a red hat on Liberals say that conservatives are rude to people for their religion, as they hate on ACB for being a catholic. Democrats claim that republicans hate the US, says the people who burn the american flag. Democrats say that Republicans are fascists, and that's coming from the people who will not let them put a trump sign out and won't let them wear trump apparel
MC Goku
MC Goku 14 өдрийн өмнө
@God hates liberals Dude... I'm saying literally the opposite. You haven't given me anything to rebut. You made a claim, and you haven't provided any evidence to support it. You just keep on insisting that you've provided evidence when you clearly haven't. I honestly can't tell if you're just trying to waste my time or what, but if you're not interested in, or capable of, engaging in this discussion then your time is better spent elsewhere.
MC Goku
MC Goku 14 өдрийн өмнө
@God hates liberals You still haven't given any evidence, though. You've given an incorrect definition of a word, told me to read history books, listed some countries, and called me an idiot. None of those things support any of your claims.
MC Goku
MC Goku 14 өдрийн өмнө
@God hates liberals ...you still haven't provided any evidence to back up your definition. Ad Hominem also isn't an argument.
MC Goku
MC Goku 14 өдрийн өмнө
@God hates liberals Listing countries also isn't an argument
Jack Sparrow
Jack Sparrow 15 өдрийн өмнө
Admitting you're a socialist opens the discussion. In my readings I don't discern much difference between Leftism & socialism. According to the authors I've read, mostly European to bypass the BS our school systems feed us, democracy (which is primarily designed to determine who is elected) leads to chaos to socialism & finally to totalitarian tyranny. The logic being the vulgar, the largest block of voters, vote for their own concerns which usually doesn't consider the common good or in today's case the right to free association.
Ed Findlay
Ed Findlay 15 өдрийн өмнө
Love the story, love the books, love the game.
Sue M
Sue M 15 өдрийн өмнө
So you are not asking Anthony Esolen, THE scholar of Dante to join you? His translation is fabulous. His commentaries are insightful. He is a strong man of faith as well.
QZ Sue
QZ Sue 14 өдрийн өмнө
I liked John Ciardi's work on this; perhaps a different interpretation would be interesting.
Central FL CE5 Team
Central FL CE5 Team 15 өдрийн өмнө
Everybody: (googling) Anthony E-s-o-l-e-n...)
James Skene
James Skene 15 өдрийн өмнө
Do I have to read it a third time!?!?! Okay.
Helen Orsanic
Helen Orsanic 15 өдрийн өмнө
mnpost.info/zone/p6nfmbzIacprgWk/video
Christopher Bonis
Christopher Bonis 15 өдрийн өмнө
Dov'è la sua bella pronuncia italiana, Michael?
Christopher Bonis
Christopher Bonis 15 өдрийн өмнө
@Lorenzo E. Leonard Grazie mille.
Lorenzo E. Leonard
Lorenzo E. Leonard 15 өдрийн өмнө
Complimenti per il tuo italiano
Enrico Zuzu
Enrico Zuzu 15 өдрийн өмнө
A suggestion: read only the Inferno. The rest is quite boring imho. Also, I have no idea how it is the English version, since I could read the original.
Sebasthian Kepler
Sebasthian Kepler 15 өдрийн өмнө
Inferno and Purgatorio are both great and entertaining. Only Paradiso is a little boring.
Brendan Burgess
Brendan Burgess 15 өдрийн өмнө
i actually enjoyed purgatorio the most
tragoedia veritas
tragoedia veritas 15 өдрийн өмнө
Lmfao this is hilarious because I know people like this
Julio C
Julio C 15 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, absolutely, I was gonna post this. For someone to suggest reading the second in third books as an assignment for a book club is insane. Introduce people to the first book, then let them read the other two (or try to read lol) if interested. The person that assigned this is the type of person that takes a huge dump in the bathroom and then tries to convince other people it smells good.
Blalack77
Blalack77 15 өдрийн өмнө
I've been trying to read this book since I was a teenager... I always start it, make it through a few "cantos" and quit for whatever reason.. I'm only 34, but finishing The Divine Comedy is on my bucket list. I used to get lost in the metaphor, but maybe I could understand it better now that I'm older. My wife got me another copy for my birthday (since my _ex_ wife had taken all of my books and movies when she left). I think this edition uses a little more of plain English wording.
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
Get the CIARDI translation. VERY enjoyable reading, and good footnotes to help you!
Jordan R
Jordan R 15 өдрийн өмнө
@Blalack77 And as silly as it sounds, the video game that came out nearly a decade ago was pretty good as well. It doesn't go much into the philosophy, but it's cool to see these nightmares come to life. Though in the game, Dante is a warrior and he goes to Hell to save Beatrice, and Virgil is his guide.
Blalack77
Blalack77 15 өдрийн өмнө
@Jordan R That's a good idea. My original copy had author/translator annotations and those helped a little, but even they got a little gratuitous with the verbiage.
Jordan R
Jordan R 15 өдрийн өмнө
Read it either alongside a class or a MNpost video. It's difficult to read for a layman (myself included) in 2020. So many references to historical figures and mythological events and characters. Not to mention it's written as a poem cover to cover which makes it even more difficult to follow.
Jon Guri
Jon Guri 15 өдрийн өмнө
Omg The Divine comedy!!! I've studied it for three years at High school in Italy and what a journey. Can't wait for the video! P.S. Reading the tuscan dialect version it's the best if you can can do it.
Barbara Sink
Barbara Sink 15 өдрийн өмнө
There are 16,000 pages to the detailed report of Seal Teams 6's Death.. Check this BOOK OUT.... mnpost.info/zone/htubq7WPirpkqaQ/video, this is their families and people who have truth to tell.. May God Bless.. @DennisPrager
Flecky Bory
Flecky Bory 15 өдрийн өмнө
I thought i would read Jan Karon’s Mitford series this winter ... but now i feel wimpy! Ok.
tragoedia veritas
tragoedia veritas 15 өдрийн өмнө
Love the fact that they choose this epic. The Inferno inspired me to learn Italian and its various dialects and this book remains a staple in classical Italian literature and still my favorite book to this day...aside from Nothing Can Hurt Me by David Goggins.
Mikey Westside
Mikey Westside 14 өдрийн өмнө
I hope they decide to do The Count of Monte Cristo someday.
tragoedia veritas
tragoedia veritas 14 өдрийн өмнө
I would love to, however there is a allegorical summary and a story that can be summarized from three of the books.
tragoedia veritas
tragoedia veritas 15 өдрийн өмнө
The original manuscript is in the Tuscan dialect, which tends to resemble the Neapolitan dialect in its script. Right now I’m good with the de facto Italian dialect in speech and script but while I can probably read some Neapolitan and Tuscan scripts I’d be hard pressed to have a conversation in those dialects.
Julio C
Julio C 15 өдрийн өмнө
Learn Italian and it’s dialects?? How many do you know? Hahaha, I know italian and one dialect and I lived there
Michael Spero
Michael Spero 15 өдрийн өмнө
you are all dante
Casey Burns Investing
Casey Burns Investing 15 өдрийн өмнө
That’s a hefty homework assignment.
R V
R V 15 өдрийн өмнө
You’re everywhere Casey. You’re awesome. Thanks for watching PragerU
Central FL CE5 Team
Central FL CE5 Team 15 өдрийн өмнө
Facts
Richard Powell
Richard Powell 15 өдрийн өмнө
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
Marcus J
Marcus J 15 өдрийн өмнө
Has anyone ever told you, that you look like Errol Spence JR ?
Sempre que você ler os comentários eu estarei lá
Sempre que você ler os comentários eu estarei lá 15 өдрийн өмнө
Should a 15 year old read it? I don't know if i would fully understand the book.
Jordan R
Jordan R 15 өдрийн өмнө
I'm reading it now. It's a difficult read and I stop and watch a MNpost video about what I'm reading to help understand. I'm pushing through because even if difficult for a layman to read in 2020, it's still very interesting and thought provoking. Also it made for a great video game a decade ago.
The Joy of Reading
The Joy of Reading 11 өдрийн өмнө
@Lawr 57 I also like the Mandelbaum one.
The Joy of Reading
The Joy of Reading 11 өдрийн өмнө
@Jordan R If you are interested in the Comedy, I am doing a series about it on my channel, translating and commenting Dante's verses from Italian to English.
Lawr 57
Lawr 57 15 өдрийн өмнө
Get the JOHN CIARDI translation. It's enjoyable to read. It was actually a pleasure, and I'm NOT a poetry fan at all. The LONGFELLOW translation STINKS. Most difficult and frustrating thing I ever attempted.
Jordan R
Jordan R 15 өдрийн өмнө
@1965startrek Dante's Inferno - A Summary of the Divine Comedy, and the channel is Mythology & Fiction explained. It doesn't go too deep, and I'm not sure if they have videos that go past the inferno, but it's pretty good.
1965startrek
1965startrek 15 өдрийн өмнө
Which video?
MEL VIDAL
MEL VIDAL 15 өдрийн өмнө
I loved Dante's Inferno
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Dan Jordan 15 өдрийн өмнө
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