Friday, July 30, 2010

No, George. Chapter 23

Lake Placid Journal Editor George Duncan: "Beatrice [became] the fictional guide through the classic book "Dante's Inferno." (LPJ July 28)

No, George. Virgil was Dante's fictional guide through the "Inferno," which is the first half of an epic poem called the "Divine Comedy."


  1. Actually, the poem wasn't in halves, but in thirds, and Beatrice was Dante's guide in the last part. Virgil was his guide through the first two parts.

  2. First third, perhaps? Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso.