“Is Dante underrated today? His memory has been kept alive by poets, among them T.S. Eliot, scholars such as Ernst Robert Curtius or Erich Auerbach, and most recently a biography by A. N. Wilson. The secular world may have fought shy of Dante`s devout, if idiosyncratic, Christianity, but those who don`t read his Inferno are missing out on a great book. After eight centuries his laurels are secure, but his spirit knows no rest. What advice would his shade give to the reader of [Dan] Brown`s Inferno? Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
Daniel Johnson, “Underrated”, in Standpoint, Jul./Aug. 2013.