The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 928
ISBN: 1101117990
Available:
Release: 2003-05-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The authoritative translations of The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso—together in one volume. Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. Now, for the first time, John Ciardi’s brilliant and authoritative translations of Dante’s three soaring canticles—The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso—have been gathered together in a single volume. Crystallizing the power and beauty inherent in the great poet’s immortal conception of the aspiring soul, The Divine Comedy is a dazzling work of sublime truth and mystical intensity.

The Divine Comedy

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

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

The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 677
ISBN: 9780141197494
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'This man is one who, from the deepest void in all the universe, has seen thus far' Informed by a profound belief in the dignity and compassion of humanity, and influenced by the turbulent society of thirteenth-century Italy, Dante's Commedia is one of the most extraordinary visions of sin and redemption in literature. A work of boundless invention and vast intellectual synthesis, it broke new ground with the vigour of its language and storytelling. The three parts of the Commedia chart the spiritual and physical journey of Dante: in the Inferno he descends into a freezing Hell with the Roman Virgil as his guide, in Purgatorio he climbs Mount Purgatorio and is reunited with his lost love Beatrice and, finally, in Paradiso, he ascends to heaven and a sphere beyond space and time. This new edition brings together the three volumes of Robin Kirkpatrick's acclaimed translation of the Commedia, with a new introduction discussing the work in the context of Florentine politics, its experimental techniques and later influence, and the figures of Virgil and Beatrice. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, maps, diagrams and notes on each canto. Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Robin Kirkpatrick

The Divine Comedy

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

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: 752
ISBN: 9781101608388
Available:
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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: Clive James,Dante Alighieri
Pages: 560
ISBN: 1447244222
Available:
Release: 2015-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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 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: en

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 Divine Comedy

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

Explanation of the Book:

DANTE/INFERNO VOL 1 (BC)

The Divine Comedy

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

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: en

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: en

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.

Dante s Divine Comedy

Dante s Divine Comedy
Author: Joseph Tusiani
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781881901297
Available:
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Legas / Gaetano Cipolla
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A prose retelling of Dante's poem about a journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.

Divina Commedia English

Divina Commedia  English
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 433
ISBN: 0140444432
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dante relates his mystical interpretation of the heavens, and his moment of transcendent glory, as he journeys, first with Beatrice, then alone, toward the Trinity. Including an interpretive commentary, a glossary and bibliography, this translation seeks to clarify the theological themes and make Dante accessible to the English-speaking public.

Dante s Inferno The Divine Comedy Book One

Dante s Inferno  The Divine Comedy  Book One
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781434446268
Available:
Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his introduction, the translator says: "I suppose that a very great majority of English-speaking people, if they were asked to name the greatest epic poet of the Christian era in Western Europe, would answer Dante." THE DIVINE COMEDY continues to be widely read today, whether for its religious inspiration or for the sheer power of its verse. The first part of the epic, THE INFERNO, tells how the narrator "loses his way," and finds himself in a strange landscape he's never seen before. There he encounters the shade of the ancient Roman poet, Virgil, who offers to lead him through the nine circles of Hell. The damned of Dante's imagination, it's quite clear, have condemned themselves through their actions or inactions to become permanent prisoners of the nether regions. Down, down, down, go Dante and his guide, meeting friend and foe alike, with horror piled upon horror. Finally, they must climb Satan's body to find the only possible exit from this terrible place--where once more the poet will "see again the stars." A first-rate modern rendering of a literary classic!

The Divine Comedy

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

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: Seymour Chwast
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781608198771
Available:
Release: 2014-12-16
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The "left-handed designer," Seymour Chwast has been putting his unparalleled take-and influence-on the world of illustration and design for the last half century. In his version of Dante's Divine Comedy, Chwast's first graphic novel, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noir-ish realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, finding both the wicked and the wondrous on their way. Dante Alighieri wrote his epic poem The Divine Comedy from 1308 to 1321 while in exile from his native Florence. In the work's three parts (Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise), Dante chronicles his travels throughthe afterlife, cataloging a multitude of sinners and saints-many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure-and eventually meeting both God and Lucifer face-to-face. In his adaptation of this skewering satire, Chwast creates a visual fantasia that fascinates on every page: From the multifarious torments of the Inferno to the host of delights in Paradise, his inventive illustrations capture the delirious complexity of this classic of the Western canon.

Dante s Inferno

Dante s Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9783966619318
Available:
Release: 2019-10-10
Editor: FilRougeViceversa
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"IN the midway of this our mortal life,I found me in a gloomy wood, astrayGone from the path direct: and e'en to tellIt were no easy task, how savage wildThat forest, how robust and rough its growth,Which to remember only, my dismay...

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: en

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.

A Whole World

A Whole World
Author: James Merrill
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781101875513
Available:
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The selected correspondence of the brilliant poet, one of the twentieth century's last great letter writers. "I don't keep a journal, not after the first week," James Merrill asserted in a letter while on a trip around the world. "Letters have got to bear all the burden." A vivacious correspondent, whether abroad, where avid curiosity and fond memory frequently took him, or at home, he wrote eagerly and often, to family and lifelong friends, American and Greek lovers, confidants in literature and art about everything that mattered--aesthetics, opera and painting, housekeeping and cooking, the comedy of social life, the mysteries of the Ouija board and the spirit world, and psychological and moral dilemmas--in funny, dashing, unrevised missives, composed to entertain himself as well as his recipients. On a personal nemesis: "the ambivalence I live with. It worries me less and less. It becomes the very stuff of my art"; on a lunch for Wallace Stevens given by Blanche Knopf: "It had been decided by one and all that nothing but small talk would be allowed"; on romance in his late fifties: "I must stop acting like an orphan gobbling cookies in fear of the plate's being taken away"; on great books: "they burn us like radium, with their decisiveness, their terrible understanding of what happens." Merrill's daily chronicle of love and loss is unfettered, self-critical, full of good gossip, and attuned to the wicked irony, the poignant detail--a natural extension of the great poet's voice.

Dante s Divine Comedy

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

Explanation of the Book:

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