Dante anticipated the age in which we are drowned in facts, fake and otherwise. Note his observation of our being overwhelmed by it, written in the 14th century. Wonder what he would make of the endless bombardments of information now.
‘Overwhelmed with such a flood
Of fact, our speech and memory can stand
Only so much.’ (Inferno, Canto 28)
See also our illustrated quote-rich celebration of Dante’s Divine Comedy in Clive James’ entrance-lation.
Source: Dante,The Divine Comedy, trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 134
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