Carlton Fletcher: “Finding the proper circle in Dante’s hell for the deserving”

fletcher sig.jpg“In the classic poem The Divine Comedy, finished in 1320 by Italian poet Dante Alighieri, Dante made note of the nine circles of hell that he visited during what had to have been a fever dream.

“In doing so, Dante left the perfect vehicle for we mere mortals centuries later to assign the likes of those with whom we’re at odds or others whose abhorrent behavior we find particularly egregious. So, as we close out this most contentious of years — a year we might dump as a whole into the first circle of Dante’s hell — here are a few nominees for various levels of the poet’s underworld.”   –Carlton Fletcher, “Finding the Proper Circle in Dante’s Hell for the Deserving,” Albany Herald, 2020
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