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Is Dan Brown reading “The Trough”?

 

English: Dante Alighieri's portrait by Sandro ...

English: Dante Alighieri’s portrait by Sandro Botticelli. Tempera 54,7 x 47,5 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 Dan Brown has a brand new book. http://www.amazon.com/Inferno-Robert-Langdon-Dan-Brown/dp/0385537859/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_1_7M8V#reader_0385537859Here is an insider link from Amazon on some pages, a lot in fact, of this book.
http://www.amazon.com/Inferno-Robert-Langdon-Dan-Brown/dp/0385537859/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_1_7M8V#reader_0385537859

The title is simply “Inferno” as in Dante’s inferno. I postulated some years back and posted it on this web site that using letters and reading the symbology if you will, that Dan Brown was Dante Bruno (brown), which would have been his name had he used it isntead of Aligheri.

The book is also an audiobook which is quite expensive but I will read or listen to it eventually. In what I’ve read so far he uses one of my methods of reading letters to uncover truth.

Now that I’ve met the character I was missing when I wrote my book I should be able to return to that in future it seems. Until then, I keep looking and finding.

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Dante’s Inferno basis of Italian

I am reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s  Eat, Pray, Love. No one is paying me and I did not get the book free. Julia Roberts will be playing Elizabeth in the movie by the same name.  Since I plan to write a review of the book for blogcritics.org I won’t do that here, besides I have not read the whole book yet.

But I want to say one thing that I like it because it is about language in general and Italian in particular one of the Romance languages. She writes that when the official Italian was to be created the officials were not sure where to turn. They turned the pages of Dante’s Inferno and found what they were looking for. You know the saying you know it when you see it? or hear it? Voila. Yes, Italian is based on Latin, the dead language, because it is no longer spoken, and took the rest of their cues for a spoken and sung language from Dante’s beautiful verses.

I didn’t know that. I do know that Dan Brown was Dante in another life.