Category Archives: Dan Brown

The Great Artists Influenced by Dante

The use of great visual art in service to telling his action adventure stories has been a Dan Brown trademark: Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Theresa in his Angels & Demons, Leonardo’s Last Supper in The Da Vinci Code, and, to … Continue reading

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Novels that Mess with our DNA

Reader requested: spoiler alert for the post below. As novelists, Dan Brown and Richard Powers inhabit opposite ends of the literary continuum. Where Powers is regarded as among the most literary and deeply cerebral of contemporary novelists—someone who is hard … Continue reading

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Secrets of Dan Brown: He Doesn’t Like Faulkner

It will not come as a shock to literary critics, but Dan Brown admits he doesn’t much like William Faulkner. Headlining the Miami Book Fair in November, Brown had this to say about the 1949 Nobel Laureate, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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Drones, Dan Brown, and Leonardo

Contemporary fiction continues to incorporate new technology into its plots, and Dan Brown is part of one of the latest trends of authors integrating the use of drones into their stories. Inferno‘s helicopter drone is a deliberate reference to the Renaissance–era … Continue reading

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Danish ‘Inferno’ translator blasts security measures used by Dan Brown’s publishers…Says he will never translate Dan Brown again

In the run up to the publication of Dan Brown’s Inferno last spring, a number of stories surfaced of translators around the world being holed up in bunkers under tight security measures to prevent any aspect of the story leaking … Continue reading

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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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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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