First off my apologies for not getting on and posting in a while I have been a busy man with work and school. Secondly as the title of the thread states I have a question about incorporating old literature into a new fantasy novel. More specifically I have a world of spirits. The world is inhabited by the dearly departed and the demons. I was thinking about not only making a simple illusion to Dante's Inferno but having the last act of my book be a mirror of Dante's descent into Hell. Now when I say mirrior I mean a direct descent right up until he makes it to Cocytus at the frozen bottom.
I personally have the structure in place in my head but the question is what do you think and more importantly what would the market think.
Anyways I would love to hear your responses.