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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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mkiker2089 May 31st, 2006 10:36 PM PST

If it's Dante then the next word that springs to mind is invariably Inferno. Dante's Inferno is the beginning of a trilogy know as the Divine Comedy which spans from hell, to purgatory, and to paradise.

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Durante degli Alighieri, better known as Dante, (c. June 1, 1265 September 13/14, 1321) was an Italian Florentine poet. His greatest work, la Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy), is considered the greatest literary statement produced in Europe during the Middle Ages, and the basis of the modern Italian language. The Dante Alighieri Society, founded in Italy in 1889, continues to promote Italian culture and language around the world in his name.

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