Dante's Divine Comedy

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Bloomsbury, 2010 - Graphic novels - 128 pages
In this Seymour Chwast's version of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noirish realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Along the way they catalog a multitude of sinners and saints--many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure--and meet both God and Lucifer face-to-face. Chwast creates a visual fantasia that fascinates on every page. His inventive illustrations capture the delirious complexity of this classic of the western canon.

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User Review  - vpfluke - LibraryThing

I was rather captivated by this graphic adaptation of the classic Dante Divine Comedy. I think some of us regard the full poem a rather daunting read, and this cleverly presented effort was fun to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mithalogica - LibraryThing

I won this book from Early Reviewers, but never got it. I finally stumbled on a copy and snagged it, so I'll review it here. This odd little volume is a sort of comic strip overview of the Divine ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Seymour Chwast is co-founder of Push Pin Studios. He has created over 100 posters and has designed and illustrated more than thirty children's books. He lives in New York City.

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