Men, Women, Dante, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • GQ suggested the books every man should read.
  • So then Flavorwire amended their list.
  • You could, of course, also stick to Robert Frost’s favorite books. (If you like the classics.)
  • Women, meanwhile, get stuck with awful titles.
  • “Dan Brown’s forthcoming Inferno, of which Dante will be the central subject, has already got me trembling. Brown might have discovered that the Divine Comedy is an encrypted prediction of how the world will be taken over by the National Rifle Association. When the movie comes out, with Harrison Ford as Dante and Megan Fox as Beatrice, it will be all over for mere translators.” Clive James, by the book.