Articles for tag: Auschwitz, The Divine Comedy

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Responding to Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz

In Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz, Levi states that, “We believe, rather, that the only conclusion to be drawn is that in the face of driving necessity and physical disabilities many social habits and instincts are reduced to silence” (87). He writes this memoir in part because he no longer feels the “driving necessity and ...

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The Resignation of Pope Celestine V

Before embarking on this discussion, I want to make it clear that I have no opinion on whether or not a pope should resign. This is a matter for the Roman Catholic Church to decide, and they have decided that papal resignation is permissible and honorable. In the course of history, several popes have resigned. ...

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Religion in Literature: A Look at Some of the Classic Books

In addition to a topic of debate and mild confusion, religion is also a subject that permits the basis for many different creative venues, including literature. Novelists of all walks of life, and from every possible time period, have used religious allusions in their creative works. They might be simply passing comments on the way ...

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Dante Rises Toward Heaven

Recently I ran across a translation of Dante’s epic by Allen Mandelbaum. I did not need an English translation since I had already read the work several times in English. However, since the publication included the entire text in Italian, I decided to buy “Paradiso,” the third and last part of Dante’s work. I have ...