The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri's epic poem travels through the endless agony of Hell, up the treacherous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the wondrous kingdom of Paradise--the realm of universal unity and eternal salvation.

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: UVA:X004005188

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Dante Alighieri's epic poem travels through the endless agony of Hell, up the treacherous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the wondrous kingdom of Paradise--the realm of universal unity and eternal salvation.
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Dante s Divine Comedy

A biography of the great epic poem.

Author: Ian Thomson

Publisher: Landmark Library

ISBN: 1789548772

Category: Literary Criticism

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A biography of the great epic poem.
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

... usually identified with the second Person of the Trinity (for Dante's use of the
term, see Chapter 4 of Durling/Martinez ... Then he again ... lost his son: The
second phase of the argument, signaled by “or” [now], departing from a further set
of ...

Author: Robert M. Durling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199752690

Category: Literary Collections

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Robert Durling's spirited new prose translation of the Paradiso completes his masterful rendering of the Divine Comedy. Durling's earlier translations of the Inferno and the Purgatorio garnered high praise, and with this superb version of the Paradiso readers can now traverse the entirety of Dante's epic poem of spiritual ascent with the guidance of one of the greatest living Italian-to-English translators. Reunited with his beloved Beatrice in the Purgatorio, in the Paradiso the poet-narrator journeys with her through the heavenly spheres and comes to know "the state of blessed souls after death." As with the previous volumes, the original Italian and its English translation appear on facing pages. Readers will be drawn to Durling's precise and vivid prose, which captures Dante's extraordinary range of expression--from the high style of divine revelation to colloquial speech, lyrical interludes, and scornful diatribes against corrupt clergy. This edition boasts several unique features. Durling's introduction explores the chief interpretive issues surrounding the Paradiso, including the nature of its allegories, the status in the poem of Dante's human body, and his relation to the mystical tradition. The notes at the end of each canto provide detailed commentary on historical, theological, and literary allusions, and unravel the obscurity and difficulties of Dante's ambitious style . An unusual feature is the inclusion of the text, translation, and commentary on one of Dante's chief models, the famous cosmological poem by Boethius that ends the third book of his Consolation of Philosophy. A substantial section of Additional Notes discusses myths, symbols, and themes that figure in all three cantiche of Dante's masterpiece. Finally, the volume includes a set of indexes that is unique in American editions, including Proper Names Discussed in the Notes (with thorough subheadings concerning related themes), Passages Cited in the Notes, and Words Discussed in the Notes, as well as an Index of Proper Names in the text and translation. Like the previous volumes, this final volume includes a rich series of illustrations by Robert Turner.
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The Divine Comedy III Paradiso Vol III Parts 1 And 2

This volume consists of the prose translation of Giorgio Petrocchi's Italian text (which faces the translation on each page); its companion volume of commentary is a masterpiece of erudition, offering a wide range of information on such ...

Author: Dante

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ISBN: 0691099782

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Continuing the paperback edition of Charles S. Singleton's translation of The Divine Comedy, this work provides the English-speaking reader with everything he needs to read and understand the Paradiso. This volume consists of the prose translation of Giorgio Petrocchi's Italian text (which faces the translation on each page); its companion volume of commentary is a masterpiece of erudition, offering a wide range of information on such subjects as Dante's vocabulary, his characters, and the historical sources of incidents in the poem. Professor Singleton provides a clear and profound analysis of the poem's basic allegory, and the illustrations, diagrams, and map clarify points that have previously confused readers of The Divine Comedy.
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Dante s Divine Comedy

Allen Mandelbaum, Inferno (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980). This
is the first volume of a three-volume set titled The Divine Comedy of Dante
Alighieri. Mark Musa, Dante's Inferno: The Indiana Critical Edition (Bloomington: ...

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 086554543X

Category: Fiction

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Bypassing Dante's exquisite poetry that sends scholars into rapture but frightens other readers, Lindskoog presents the Christian epic in clear modern English prose that captures the essence of the story he tells. Notes explain contemporary allusions now grown obscure. Purgatory is due Fall 1997 and
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The Divine Comedy by Dante

The final volume of Dante's, Divine Comedy; Paradise. Having plunged to the uttermost depths of Hell and climbed the Mount of Purgatory, Dante ascends to Heaven, continuing his soul's search for God, guided by his beloved Beatrice.

Author: Dante

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The final volume of Dante's, Divine Comedy; Paradise. Having plunged to the uttermost depths of Hell and climbed the Mount of Purgatory, Dante ascends to Heaven, continuing his soul's search for God, guided by his beloved Beatrice. As he progresses through the spheres of Paradise he grows in understanding, until he finally experiences divine love in the radiant presence of the deity. Examining eternal questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, Dante exercised all his learning and wit, wrath and tenderness in his creation of one of the greatest of all Christian allegories.His glory, by whose might all things are mov'd, Pierces the universe, and in one partSheds more resplendence, elsewhere less. In heav'n, That largeliest of his light partakes, was I, Witness of things, which to relate againSurpasseth power of him who comes from thence;For that, so near approaching its desireOur intellect is to such depth absorb'd, That memory cannot follow. Nathless all, That in my thoughts I of that sacred realmCould store, shall now be matter of my song.Benign Apollo! this last labour aid, And make me such a vessel of thy worth, As thy own laurel claims of me belov'd.Thus far hath one of steep Parnassus' browsSuffic'd me; henceforth there is need of bothFor my remaining enterprise Do thouEnter into my bosom, and there breatheSo, as when Marsyas by thy hand was dragg'dForth from his limbs unsheath'd. O power divine!If thou to me of shine impart so much, That of that happy realm the shadow'd formTrac'd in my thoughts I may set forth to view, Thou shalt behold me of thy favour'd treeCome to the foot, and crown myself with leaves;For to that honour thou, and my high themeWill fit me. If but seldom, mighty Sire!To grace his triumph gathers thence a wreathCaesar or bard (more shame for human willsDeprav'd) joy to the Delphic god must springFrom the Pierian foliage, when one breastIs with such thirst inspir'd. From a small sparkGreat flame hath risen: after me perchanceOthers with better voice may pray, and gainFrom the Cirrhaean city answer kind.Through diver passages, the world's bright lampRises to mortals, but through that which joinsFour circles with the threefold cross, in bestCourse, and in happiest constellation setHe comes, and to the worldly wax best givesIts temper and impression. Morning there, Here eve was by almost such passage made;And whiteness had o'erspread that hemisphere, Blackness the other part; when to the leftI saw Beatrice turn'd, and on the sunGazing, as never eagle fix'd his ken.As from the first a second beam is wontTo issue, and reflected upwards rise, E'en as a pilgrim bent on his return, So of her act, that through the eyesight pass'dInto my fancy, mine was form'd; and straight, Beyond our mortal wont, I fix'd mine eyesUpon the sun. Much is allowed us there, That here exceeds our pow'r; thanks to the placeMade for the dwelling of the human kindI suffer'd it not long, and yet so longThat I beheld it bick'ring sparks around, As iron that comes boiling from the fire.And suddenly upon the day appear'dA day new-ris'n, as he, who hath the power, Had with another sun bedeck'
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Study Guide to The Divine Comedy by Dante

Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Dante’s The Divine Comedy, a defining work of religious literature for the Renaissance time period. In Pilgrim’s exploration through the Inferno, Purgatory, and Heaven, Dante takes readers on a religious journey of the soul as defined by the Renaissance era. In doing so, his work also displayed the dominant views of the culture and organized religion for that time period. Moreover, The Divine Comedy demonstrates for students the numerous new ideas which originated during the Renaissance, as well as how the time period influenced Catholicism. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Dante’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Divine Comedy Journeys Through a Regional Geography Three New Works

Consisting of Purgatorio: Up Close, Paradiso: Rupture, and Inferno: Leisure Centre, John Kinsella's "distractions" on Dante's Divine Comedy journey through time and space.

Author: John Kinsella

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393339123

Category: Poetry

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“One of the most original and poignantly authentic poets writing in English.”—Harold Bloom A three-part, epic work challenging our notions about the environment by Australia’s preeminent poet of the natural world. Consisting of Purgatorio: Up Close, Paradiso: Rupture, and Inferno: Leisure Centre, John Kinsella's "distractions" on Dante's Divine Comedy journey through time and space. Set in a wheat-belt Western Australia, these poems are a phantasmagoria of the real and imagined, depicting nature in its full regalia, resisting forces of environmental damage and human indifference.
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Vol 1 of 2 Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 033220524X

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Excerpt from The Divine Comedy of Dante, Vol. 1 of 2 The results of his studies upon the more general themes connected with the work have gradually taken shape in a cornpanion volume devoted to Dante, the Danteans, and things Dantean, which the author hopes shortly to ofl'er to the public. The two works will set forth the full round of his Dantean studies - studies which connect them selves naturally with the author's earlier devotion to the great poet of ancient Italy. It maybe proper to note, among the prolego mena of these volumes, that in them is adopted the new diphthong, originated by the author of the present translation. The new device is here first brought into use. This diphthong is the combina tion of the vowels e and u, at. It is, to a certain extent, applicable in several languages, ancient and modern. In English, it is applicable chiefly to proper names having their origin in the Greek. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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William Blake s Illustrations for Dante s Divine Comedy

Other illustrated sets existed but were unavailable to Blake. Botticelli's drawings
of the story, now divided between Berlin and the Vatican, were in the Duke of
Hamilton's collection until 1819, and it is possible that Fuseli saw them there, but
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Author: Eric Pyle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617022

Category: Art

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William Blake's series of illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and--in Blake's view--correction of Dante's poem. This book compares the two men's theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake's illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.
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The Divine Comedy Paradise

This edition is translated by, and includes an Introduction by, Dorothy L. Sayers.

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140441050

Category: Poetry

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Dante (1265-1321) is the greatest of Italian poets and his DIVINE COMEDY is the finest of all Christian allegories. To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his COMEDY in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. This edition is translated by, and includes an Introduction by, Dorothy L. Sayers.
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The Divine Comedy Annotated

It is so thoroughly infused with Christian ethics that any overview has to touch on major Christian themes, beginning with the plot being set during Easter week 1300.The work is a complex narrative with many allusions to biblical stories, ...

Author: Dante Alighieri

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Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy is an epic poem divided into three parts, which describe Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, respectively.In Inferno, the spirit of Roman poet Virgil leads Dante's avatar, the Pilgrim, through the circles of Hell to witness the punishments of sinners.In Purgatory, the Pilgrim meets the souls of those who have achieved salvation as they pay penance for their sins, a process they must undergo before they can ascend to Heaven.In Paradise, the Pilgrim reaches Heaven. After witnessing the majesty of God in his true glory, the Pilgrim returns to Earth and writes The Divine Comedy.Dante's The Divine Comedy is the beginning of Italian literature and the single most significant work of the Middle Ages because its allegory emphasizes the importance of salvation and divine love in a work that is inclusive and tightly structured. It is so thoroughly infused with Christian ethics that any overview has to touch on major Christian themes, beginning with the plot being set during Easter week 1300.The work is a complex narrative with many allusions to biblical stories, classical myths, history, and contemporary politics; however, the plot's symbolism provides clarity in that it celebrates the ideal of universalism, where everything has its place in God's world, and its ultimate goal of salvation triumphs over the contemporary reality of the power struggle between worldly and religious leaders.
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The Design in the Wax

This work provides a useful tool for students interested in studying Dante's calculated use of poetry to overcome the limits of human understanding.

Author: Marc Cogan

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ISBN: UOM:39015046482793

Category: Literary Criticism

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Recovers the specifically medieval interpretation of the structure of the The Divine Comedy. This work provides a useful tool for students interested in studying Dante's calculated use of poetry to overcome the limits of human understanding.
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Purgatory

Follows the narrator's odyssey, guided by the poet Virgil and inspired by his love for Beatrice, up the Mount of Purgatory toward Paradise, in a volume that includes an explanatory introdution, notes, appendix, and illustrations.

Author: Dante Alighieri

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ISBN: UOM:39015069289380

Category: Poetry

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Follows the narrator's odyssey, guided by the poet Virgil and inspired by his love for Beatrice, up the Mount of Purgatory toward Paradise, in a volume that includes an explanatory introdution, notes, appendix, and illustrations.
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The Divine Comedy Hell

A verse translation, with critical commentaries, of the thirty-three cantos of Dante's allegorical poem This story begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year of our Lord 1300.

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140440062

Category: Poetry

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A verse translation, with critical commentaries, of the thirty-three cantos of Dante's allegorical poem
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CliffsNotes on Dante s Divine Comedy Inferno

... as noted in the introduction, to assume that they are three obstacles to Dante's
returning to the “straight path.” This canto, which is the introduction to the entire
Comedy, sets the scene for the long journey of which the Inferno is the first part.

Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544181250

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Divine Comedy: Inferno takes you deep inside Dante's vision of Hell, the first installment in his three-poem epic. Following the spiritual journey of Dante and his guide Virgil, this expert study companion provides summaries, commentaries, and glossaries related to each canto within the poem. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the poet and the poem Introduction to the poem's structure, allegory, symbols, and more Critical essays that explore deeper meanings within this challenging work A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics and practice projects A Resource Center full of books, translations, and Internet resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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