Author: Zygmunt G. Barański
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Describes several key roles of Canto 18 in the structure of the Commedia. Language as Sin and Salvation: A Lectura of Inferno 18 is the nineteenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures that have been given by distinguished medieval and Renaissance scholars on topics and figures representative of these two important historical, religious, and intellectual periods. With its sexual overtones and scatological references, Inferno 18 has caused considerable embarrassment to Dante scholars, who have tended to offer partial and reductive readings of the canto. This essay aims to establish Inferno 18’s key role in the structure of the Commedia, not only in its function as “prologue” to one of the most original sections of Dante’s afterlife, the richly stratified circle of fraud, Malebolge, but also as the canto in which the poet addresses two of the major controversial questions relating to the form of his great poem, namely, its status as “comedy” and its linguistic eclecticism.
Author: Kat Mizera
Release Date: 2017-03-19
Baseball superstar Dante Lamonte is a broken man. Reeling from the horrific double murder that took the lives of his pregnant fianc�e as well as his best friend, he drowns in alcohol and sex, but never finds relief. Becca Hernandez is a sweet girl with terrible luck with men-and worse luck with sex. Her one-night stand with a man who is way out of her league was also totally out of her character. Dante took her out of her comfort zone... she loved everything he did to her, but she knows nothing can come of it.When their paths cross again, they can't resist each other. One night of passion turns into much more, but they struggle to get through the bases of this new relationship. Dante's demons may destroy him, and when details of their less than vanilla night are leaked to the press, Becca stands to lose everything-her job, her reputation and Dante. Love may be their only salvation.Author's Note: This series is somewhat darker than my other books. Although they are all HEA's, there are elements of BDSM, m�nage, hate crimes, vigilante justice and LGBTQ relationships throughout the series. If you worry about trigger warnings, this may not be the series for you.
From national bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening . . . Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible—forgiveness and love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Kat Mizera
Publisher: Kat Mizera
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Dom Gianni takes a lot of punishment in the hockey rink, but when he sees Molly McCarran getting beaten up by her husband, he’s ready to throw down his gloves and fight for her. But Molly isn’t about to trust another man—and Dom is already skating on thin ice with his NHL-mandated probation. Besides, how could a hotshot player like Dom really care about a woman so much older than he? Then a kidnapping ups the stakes. If Molly can’t believe in Dom, and if he can’t dig deep to save her, it might be the final buzzer for them both.
Two men. One threesome. Zero expectations. Jamie Teller has had a rough year. After being blackmailed by a teammate, weathering a sex scandal, and being traded to a team on the other side of the continent, he's overwhelmed and looking for a distraction. A sexy threesome with his burly roommate and his wife wasn't expected--neither is his sudden attraction to a guy. Viggo Sjoberg has been openly bisexual since he was 17, but he'd always assumed he would settle down with a woman. When he's surprised with news he has a child from a past fling, he jumps headfirst into marriage and fatherhood, but his new wife isn't what she appeared to be. Adding to Viggo's confusion are the feelings aroused by his seemingly straight roommate, Jamie. When Jamie moves thousands of miles away, Viggo tells himself it's over. Until a life-changing event puts the two men on a collision course. Suddenly, Jamie needs Viggo-badly-and Viggo is prepared to do whatever it takes to help. Even if it means he has to give up everything he always thought he wanted. Author's Note: This series is somewhat darker than my other books. Although they are all HEA's, there are elements of BDSM, menage, hate crimes, vigilante justice and LGBTQ relationships throughout the series. If you're concerned about trigger warnings, this may not be the series for you.
Author: P. W. Catanese
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
From award-winning author P.W. Catanese comes a fascinating novel about a twelve-year-old boy who must prevent the new kinder, gentler underworld from returning to its previous terrifying incarnation. Twelve-year-old Donny Taylor was rescued from certain death in a burning building. His savior, a mysterious girl named Angela Obscura, seems to be able to walk right out of the flames. Although she appears to be a teenager, Angela is actually an ancient dignitary from the underworld who needs the help of a mortal. And she’s chosen Donny. Hades, a bizarre, cavernous world that was once filled with pitchforks, fiery pits, and tortured souls, has recently become a kinder, gentler place where people can contemplate their transgressions rather than face eternal punishment. Now known as Sulfur, the underworld went through a period of reformation punctuated by a violent revolution that left the vicious old guard, the Merciless, defeated and imprisoned. But it soon becomes apparent that the Merciless are plotting a comeback. If they succeed, they will reignite the long-extinguished Pits of Fire with a billion souls inside. And reformers like Angela and Donny will face Annihilation: the utter destruction of the consciousness and the soul, a nothingness more final than death itself. With everything on the line and billions of souls to protect, Donny—a mortal and outsider—becomes the key to the underworld’s salvation and the only one who can save Sulfur.
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gabriel’s Rapture and Gabriel’s Inferno comes the epic conclusion to the captivating romantic trilogy. Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father. But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets. In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.
Six months after he and other Seattle firefighters responded to a freeway accident involving the collision of two trucks and the spill of an unknown substance, Jim Swope discovers that the firefighters who had been at the scene are beginning to succumb to unexplained accidents and ailments and that he has seven days to discover how they all had been poisoned and find an antidote. Reprint.
Emilie Sjoberg is haunted by her past. As the manager of a Las Vegas sex club she's no stranger to bindings, but she can't shake the dreams that hold her down. Unable to put together the details of what happened, she's determined to find out -- no matter the cost. Darryl "Chains" Carruthers never looked back after he left the elite British intelligence agency, MI6, because of a brutally failed mission. Currently the head of security at a sex club, he's slowly rebuilding his life. When his beautiful but mysterious boss disappears, Chains must revisit his own troubling past to find her because the past hasn't forgotten about either of them. As their feelings start to twist into something stronger than ever expected, they prepare to face it together. Chains will do anything to offer Emilie the redemption she desperately seeks and she's finally found the only Chains she'll ever need...but the cost of their picture-perfect future may be too high. Author's Note: This series is somewhat darker than my other books. Although they are all HEA's, there are elements of BDSM, menage, hate crimes, vigilante justice and LGBTQ relationships throughout the series. If you're concerned about trigger warnings, this may not be the series for you.
Dante on View opens an important new dimension in Dante studies. The volume's interdisciplinary approach to reception brings together literary criticism, visual culture and performance studies. Dante's Commedia is re-created through the performances of readers and artists in a wide range of media. The essays analyse creative uses of the poet from medieval manuscript illumination to nineteenth and twentieth-century stage productions, from film to ballet and hyperinstruments.
Author: Rod Dreher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The opening lines of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri launched Rod Dreher on a journey that rescued him from exile and saved his life. Dreher found that the medieval poem offered him a surprisingly practical way of solving modern problems. Following the death of his little sister and the publication of his New York Times bestselling memoir The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Dreher found himself living in the small community of Starhill, Louisiana where he grew up. But instead of the fellowship he hoped to find, he discovered that fault lines within his family had deepened. Dreher spiraled into depression and a stress-related autoimmune disease. Doctors told Dreher that if he didn’t find inner peace, he would destroy his health. Soon after, he came across The Divine Comedy in a bookstore and was enchanted by its first lines, which seemed to describe his own condition. In the months that followed, Dante helped Dreher understand the mistakes and mistaken beliefs that had torn him down and showed him that he had the power to change his life. Dreher knows firsthand the solace and strength that can be found in Dante’s great work, and distills its wisdom for those who are lost in the dark wood of depression, struggling with failure (or success), wrestling with a crisis of faith, alienated from their families or communities, or otherwise enduring the sense of exile that is the human condition. Inspiring, revelatory, and packed with penetrating spiritual, moral, and psychological insights, How Dante Can Save Your Life is a book for people, both religious and secular, who find themselves searching for meaning and healing. Dante told his patron that he wrote his poem to bring readers from misery to happiness. It worked for Rod Dreher. Dante saved Rod Dreher’s life—and in this book, Dreher shows you how Dante can save yours.