Prue Shaw, “Why Dante Is Relevant Today” (2014)

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“How can a poet who wrote 700 years ago in medieval Italy possibly be relevant to today’s world? [ . . . ] Italy’s great medieval poet is the equal of England’s great Renaissance playwright in the power of his imagination and the expressive force of his language. His capacity to harness both has created a poetic work whose relevance is universal and timeless. The Comedy is as relevant today as it ever was.”    –Prue Shaw, Huffington Post, February 18, 2014