An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption.
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom
OPENING THIS SATURDAY April 15 Phung Huynh: "Pretty Hurts" at CB1 Gallery. Join us at the reception for the artist 4 to 7 p.m. . http://cb1.co/98 . Huynhs exhibition Pretty Hurts references Chinese foot-binding as one of the earliest forms of cosmetic surgery to contrast the antiquated canon of Asian feminine beauty (small feet small eyes a broad forehead and small breasts) with the current trends of body image influenced by western canons that call for larger eyes a delicate forehead a…
'Institutes of Oratory: or, Education of an Orator' by Quintilian (Author), Curtis Dozier (Editor), Lee Honeycutt (Editor), Rev. John Selby Watson (Translator)' #GreatBooksoftheWesternWorld #Classics #Books #Western #Canon #Rhetoric #Education #Debate