The Divine Comedy
Title The Divine Comedy PDF eBook
Author Dante Alighieri
Publisher Penguin
Pages 442
Release 2002-12-31
Genre Poetry
ISBN 9780142437223

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An acclaimed translation of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy Volume 1: Inferno that retains all the style, power and meaning of the original A Penguin Classic This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of hell recreates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Title The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri PDF eBook
Author Dante Alighieri
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 673
Release 1996-02-29
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0199770336

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This first volume of Robert Durling's new translation of The Divine Comedy brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with all its terror, pathos, and humor. Remarkably true to both the letter and spirit of this central work of Western literature, Durling's is a prose translation (the first to appear in twenty-five years), and is thus free of the exigencies of meter and rhyme that hamper recent verse translations. As Durling notes, "the closely literal style is a conscious effort to convey in part the nature of Dante's Italian, notoriously craggy and difficult even for Italians." Rigorously accurate as to meaning, it is both clear and supple, while preserving to an unparalleled degree the order and emphases of Dante's complex syntax. The Durling-Martinez Inferno is also user-friendly. The Italian text, newly edited, is printed on each verso page; the English mirrors it in such a way that readers can easily find themselves in relation to the original terza rima. Designed with the first-time reader of Dante in mind, the volume includes comprehensive notes and textual commentary by Martinez and Durling: both are life-long students of Dante and other medieval writers (their Purgatorio and Paradiso will appear next year). Their introduction is a small masterpiece of its kind in presenting lucidly and concisely the historical and conceptual background of the poem. Sixteen short essays are provided that offer new inquiry into such topics as the autobiographical nature of the poem, Dante's views on homosexuality, and the recurrent, problematic body analogy (Hell has a structure parallel to that of the human body). The extensive notes, containing much new material, explain the historical, literary, and doctrinal references, present what is known about the damned souls Dante meets --from the lovers who spend eternity in the whirlwind of their passion, to Count Ugolino, who perpetually gnaws at his enemy's skull--disentangle the vexed party politics of Guelfs and Ghibellines, illuminate difficult and disputed passages, and shed light on some of Dante's unresolved conflicts. Robert Turner's illustrations include detailed maps of Italy and several of its regions, clearly labeled diagrams of the cosmos and the structure of Hell, and eight line drawings illustrating objects and places mentioned in the poem. With its exceptionally high standard of typography and design, the Durling-Martinez Inferno offers readers a solid cornerstone for any home library. It will set the standard for years to come.



The Divine Comedy
Title The Divine Comedy PDF eBook
Author Dante Alighieri
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 432
Release 1961-12-31
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0199878374

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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.



The Divine Comedy
Title The Divine Comedy PDF eBook
Author Dante Alighieri
Publisher IndyPublish.com
Pages 148
Release 2003-06-01
Genre Poetry
ISBN 9781404383609

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The Divine Comedy Volume 1, the Inferno
Title The Divine Comedy Volume 1, the Inferno PDF eBook
Author Dante Aligheri
Publisher Independently Published
Pages 94
Release 2019-01-13
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781794046023

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The first volume of The Divine Comedy by Dante Aligheri, where our hero is escorted through Hell. Translated by Charles Eliot Norton in 1920.



Inferno
Title Inferno PDF eBook
Author Dante Alighieri
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 0
Release 2014-07-22
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1443414905

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With the Roman poet Virgil as his guide, Dante passes through the nine circles of hell to salvation. As the two make their descent through the underworld, the severity of sin being punished increases, such that those in the ninth and deepest pit—the traitors—are encased in ice for eternity. At the centre of Hell, frozen to the waist and beating his wings in torment, is Satan, the one who would have overthrown God. Inferno is the first part of the Divine Comedy, the epic narrative poem by the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Dante’s examination of the afterlife is continued in the remaining two parts of the Comedy, Purgatorio and Paradiso. A masterpiece of world literature, Inferno is a political and spiritual allegory, as well as an exquisite and elaborate imagining of the afterlife and the shape of divine justice. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.



Hell
Title Hell PDF eBook
Author Dante Alighieri
Publisher
Pages 348
Release 2002-02-08
Genre Poetry
ISBN 9780140448214

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Dante (1265-1321) is one of the greatest of Italian poets, and his Divine Comedy widely regarded as the finest of all Christian allegories. It is an epic poem recounting the poet's journey through nine circles of hell.