The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 741
ISBN: 0192835025
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A new blank verse translation of Dante's epic, complete with an authoritative Introduction, diagrams, maps, and notes.

The Divine Comedy La Divina Commedia Parallel Italian English Translation

The Divine Comedy   La Divina Commedia   Parallel Italian   English Translation
Author: Dante Alighieri,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pages: 488
ISBN: 1781393192
Available:
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This edition gives a side-by-side parallel translation of Dante's Divine Comedy using Longfellow's translation. The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is generally considered to be the preeminent work of Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem is written in the Tuscan dialect, and the poem helped establish this dialect as the standardized Italian language. The poem is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. At the superficial level, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it ia an allegory of the soul's journey towards God. In order to articulate this journey towards God, Dante uses on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Longfellow's translation is considered to be the best translation, overall. Longfellow, being a poet himself, was able to create a flowing translation that has not been surpassed.

The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri

The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HXJHJY
Available:
Release: 1802
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780141970646
Available:
Release: 2012-11-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Robin Kirkpatrick's masterful verse translation of The Divine Comedy, tracing Dante's journey from Hell to Purgatory and finally Paradise, is published here for the first time in a single volume. The volume includes a new introduction, notes, maps and diagrams, and is the ideal edition for students as well as the general reader who is coming to the great masterpiece of Italian literature for the first time. The Divine Comedydescribes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. 'The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism... likely to be the best modern version of Dante' - Bernard O'Donoghue 'The most moving lines literature has achieved' - Jorge Luis Borges 'This version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translation - a deeply-informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read' - Professor David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania Individual editions of Robin Kirkpatrick's translation - Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso - are also available in Penguin Classics, and include Dante's Italian printed alongside the English text. Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided by political duties and poetry, the most of famous of which was inspired by his meeting with Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice, including La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. He died in Ravenna in 1321. Robin Kirkpatrick is a poet and widely-published Dante scholar. He has taught courses on Dante's Divine Comedy in Hong Kong, Dublin, and Cambridge where is Fellow of Robinson College and Professor of Italian and English Literatures.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9780486822563
Available:
Release: 2017-05-22
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This convenient single-volume edition contains all three parts of Dante's 14th century allegorical poem: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, rendered in an acclaimed translation by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Aligieri
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780785834588
Available:
Release: 2016-09-29
Editor: Chartwell Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Comprised of three books - Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso - Dante's Divine Comedy follows Dante Alighieri's epic poems follows Dante through the different sections of the afterlife; hell, purgatory, and heaven. Divine Comedy began as a project in 1308 and ended in 1320, the year before Dante's death. Told in first person, Dante follows the poet Virgil through the rings of hell and purgatory. The Divine Comedy is a highly allegorical text and renowned as one of the most influential Italian masterpieces in literature. This classic translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the first to be published by an American author and is a staple in every library. With this accurate and eloquent translation, the beauty of Dante's amazing epic poetry can be fully appreciated. Inspiration to a slew or popular authors and poets, Divine Comedy is well remembered and Gustave Dore's illustrations bring Dante's masterpiece to life.

Dante s Divine Comedy in Plain and Simple English Translated

Dante s Divine Comedy in Plain and Simple English  Translated
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781621074915
Available:
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Taking a literary journey through hell certainly sounds intriguing enough--and it is! If you can understand it! If you don't understand it, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading the ancient classic, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation with a fresh spin. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Anonim
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0142437220
Available:
Release: 2002-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

DANTE/INFERNO VOL 1 (BC)

Divine Comedy

Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0785821201
Available:
Release: 2008-07-23
Editor: Chartwell Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Long narrative poem originally titled Commedia (about 1555 printed as La divina commedia) written about 1310-14 by Dante. The work is divided into three major sections--Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso--which trace the journey of a man from darkness and error to the revelation of the divine light, culminating in the beatific vision of God. It is usually held to be one of the world's greatest works of literature. The plot of The Divine Comedy is simple: a man is miraculously enabled to visit the souls in Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. He has two guides: Virgil, who leads him through the Inferno and Purgatorio, and Beatrice, who introduces him to Paradiso. Through these fictional encounters taking place from Good Friday evening in 1300 through Easter Sunday and slightly beyond, Dante the character learns of the exile that is awaiting him (an actual exile that had already occurred at the time of writing). This device allowed Dante not only to create a story out of his exile but also to explain how he came to cope with personal calamity and to offer suggestions for the resolution of Italy's troubles as well.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780199878376
Available:
Release: 1961-12-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism.

Dante The Divine Comedy

Dante  The Divine Comedy
Author: Robin Kirkpatrick
Pages: 118
ISBN: 0521539943
Available:
Release: 2004-01-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A detailed study of the Italian poet explores Dante's renowned narrative poem, discussing the relationship the poet believed to exist between God as creator of the universe and the human being as a creation of God.

Divine Comedy

Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 712
ISBN: 1435162064
Available:
Release: 2016-08-04
Editor: Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Clive James,Dante Alighieri
Pages: 560
ISBN: 1447244222
Available:
Release: 2015-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Finally I realised that I had been practising for this job every time I wrote a quatrain ... I had spent all this time - the greater part of a lifetime - preparing my instruments" The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and Clive James's new translation - his life's work and decades in the making - presents Dante's entire epic poem in a single song. While many poets and translators have attempted to capture the full glory of The Divine Comedy in English, many have fallen short. Victorian verse translations established an unfortunate tradition of reproducing the sprightly rhyming measures of Dante but at the same time betraying the strain on the translator's powers of invention. For Dante, the dramatic human stories of Hell were exciting, but the spiritual studies of Purgatory and the sublime panoramas of Heaven were no less so. In this incantatory new translation, James - defying the convention by writing in quatrains - tackles these problems head-on and creates a striking and hugely accessible translation that gives us The Divine Comedy as a whole, unified, and dramatic work.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781101608388
Available:
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This Everyman’s Library edition–containing in one volume all three cantos, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso–includes an introduction by Nobel Prize—winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth-century series of illustrations. Translated in this edition by Allen Mandelbaum, The Divine Comedy begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Mandelbaum’s astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece of that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780307823731
Available:
Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Dante’s Divine Comedy relates the allegorical tale of the poet’s journey through the three realms of the dead. Accompanied through the Inferno and Purgatory by Virgil--author of the Roman epic the Aeniad--Dante encounters mythical, historical, and contemporaneous figures in their respective afterlives. Relying on classical (pagan) mythology and Christian imagery and theology, Dante imagines diverse vivid and inventive punishments for the various sinners he encounters, which have become part of the Western imagination. Upon their approach to Paradise, which as a pagan, no matter how worthy, the Latin poet cannot enter, Virgil relinquishes his role as guide to Beatrice. Dante's chaste beloved then accompanies him along the ascent, as they encounter the blessed and the holy, and Dante arrives at a vision of the heavenly paradise.

Inferno

Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri,Anthony M. Esolen,Gustave Doré
Pages: 490
ISBN: 0812970063
Available:
Release: 2003-12-01
Editor: Modern Library
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An introduction and notes accompany this classic epic poem about a spiritual pilgrim being led by Virgil through the nine circles of hell.

The Divine Comedy The Inferno

The Divine Comedy  The Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781681956466
Available:
Release: 2016-03-17
Editor: Xist Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The first section of Dante's Divine Comedy. “They yearn for what they fear for.”- Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: The Inferno In the first part of Divine Comedy, Dante, guided by the poet Virgil, plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. By fusing humor and satire with intellect, an immortal Christian allegory of humankind’s search for self-knowledge and spiritual enlightenment was created. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

The Divine Comedy Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with an Introduction by Henry Francis Cary

The Divine Comedy  Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with an Introduction by Henry Francis Cary
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1420951661
Available:
Release: 2015-11
Editor: Digireads.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in the middle of the 13th century and what is principally known of him comes from his own writings. One of the world's great literary masterpieces, the "Divine Comedy" is at its heart an allegorical tale regarding man's search for divinity. The work is divided into three sections, "Inferno," "Purgatorio," and "Paradiso," each containing thirty-three cantos. It is the narrative of a journey down through Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory, and through the revolving heavens into the presence of God. In this aspect it belongs to the two familiar medieval literary types of the Journey and the Vision, however Dante intended the work to be more than just simple allegory, layering the narrative with rich historical, moral, political, literal, and anagogical context. In order for the work to be more accessible to the common readers of his day, Dante wrote in the Italian language. This was an uncommon practice at the time for serious literary works, which would traditionally be written in Latin. One of the truly great compositions of all time, the "Divine Comedy" has inspired and influenced readers ever since its original creation. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, is translated into English verse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and includes an introduction by Henry Francis Cary.

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0199770360
Available:
Release: 1961-12-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism.

Dante s Divine Comedy

Dante s Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 384
ISBN: 184858878X
Available:
Release: 2013-09
Editor: Arcturus Pub
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of the complete Divine comedy in English features Longfellow's translation and engravings by Gustave Doré.