Don't take it personal, that's just my opinion after living there.
I lived in Passaic for 4 years. New Jersey sucks.
Well, if you're interested in Epic Poetry (which is what the Divine Comedy is) I'd start out with the piece of literature that started it all. And by it all, I mean it all. This is the first piece of literature.
Epic of Gilgamesh.
It's a short read, even if a little slow, but be sure to get a copy with a really good introduction. Usually epic poem introductions put me to sleep, but the version I had actually got me excited to read it.
What I found fascinating about the Epic of Gilgamesh is that 1. it's still very readable, despite being thousands of years older than the Bible, and 2. even six thousand years ago people and poets were asking the same "big questions" that we are asking today. Questions about guilt, old age, immortality, friendship, sacrifice, etc.
You'll get much, much more out of the Divine Comedy if you study Italian history. It's almost a waste of time to read it without having done collegiate studies on Renaissance Italy. There are better books for pleasure reading.
No, I haven't.
Also, I take it you're studying Italian history?
You know Aldous Huxley wrote George Orwell a letter explaining how Brave New World was a superior book to 1984?
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What is your character name? But forced to play on my alt now. Due S2 & S3 are off.
My main char is euhm, in outlands :P and my alt in the canals.
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