The Divine Comedy
Chapter 1 Page 3 The Divine Comedy 1 - Transcript
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Narration: "The Divine Comedy. Dante got the title right. It's another way of saying that life is one big cosmic joke."
"They say you can't have a watch without a watchmaker, but if my wristwatch were as broken as this world, I'd take it back to the shop where I bought it and demand a refund."
VISION OF HELL.
THE REV. HENRY FRANCIS CARY, M.A.
AND ILLUSTRATED WITH THE SEVENTY -FIVE DESIGNS OF
With Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology.
CASSELL & COMPANY, LIMITED:
LONDON, PARIS & MELBOURNE
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Chapter 1 Page 3 The Divine Comedy 1 - Notes
Joe doesn't know this, but Dante Alighieri didn't call his epic poem The Divine Comedy. It was originally called Comedia, which means a narrative with a happy ending, rather than a narrative with humorous content. The Divine part was added to the name over 200 years later.