Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dan Brown Wraps Themes about Books and Publishing into All his Books—Especially Inferno

In his novel Inferno, Dan Brown makes numerous references to the state of book publishing. Despite his personal success as one of the bestselling novelists of all time, he is clearly concerned about the future of the book. In Inferno, … Continue reading

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“I segreti di Inferno” published in Italian

A friend from Florence sent us this image of the Italian edition of our book, Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown, from a Florence bookstore window. I segreti di Inferno is published In Italian by Sperling and Kupfer. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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The Women of Dan Brown’s Fiction, Sex—or Lack Thereof—in his Books, Gender Roles in Inferno, and a Few Thoughts about Dante’s Beatrice—Part III

This blog post is adapted from our book, Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown. Spoiler alert: It contains references to the plot and characters of Dan Brown’s Inferno as well as his prior novels. This … Continue reading

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Dante Gets a Shout Out in NY Times review of David Eggers’ The Circle

Continuing our occasional blog series on how Dante is referenced in 21st century culture, we call our community’s attention to Ellen Ullman, who commented on David Eggers’ new novel, The Circle, in the New York Times Book Review November 3. … Continue reading

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The Women of Dan Brown’s Fiction, Sex—or Lack Thereof—in his Books, Gender Roles in Inferno, and a Few Thoughts about Dante’s Beatrice—Part II

This blog post is adapted from our book, Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown. Spoiler alert: It contains references to the plot and characters of Dan Brown’s Inferno as well as his prior novels. This … Continue reading

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The Women of Dan Brown’s Fiction, Sex—or Lack Thereof—in his Books, Gender Roles in Inferno, and a Few Thoughts about Dante’s Beatrice—Part I

This blog post is adapted from our book, Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown. Spoiler alert: It contains references to the plot and characters of Dan Brown’s Inferno as well as his prior novels. This … Continue reading

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The Boboli Gardens

Dan Brown sets a long scene in Inferno in Florence’s Boboli Gardens. Although Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks have extensive adventures there, you never really get a good description from Brown of this fantastical, almost surreal garden complex that includes entrances to … Continue reading

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