Author: Dante Alighieri Genre: Fiction Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0199874212 Book Pages: 448 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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. This volume contains the complete translation of Dante's Paradiso.
Divine Comedy is one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view. The narrative describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise or Heaven, while allegorically the poem represents the soul's journey towards God. Contents: Divine Comedy Inferno Purgatorio Paradiso Six Sonnets on Dante's Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof ISBN: 9788726595680 Book Pages: 72 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Dante Alighieri’s journey continues in the third part of "The Divine Comedy". Opposite to the main subject in the previous two parts, "Paradiso" depicts virtues and not sins as it represents the soul’s ascent to God. Dante’s journey goes through the nine spheres of Heaven, associated with nine different virtues such as Justice, Faith, Love. Which is the last stage of Dante’s journey and what will it bring to his soul? Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet, philosopher, language and political theorist, born in Florence in 1265. He is one of the best known poets of the Middle Ages and his masterpiece "The Divine Comedy" is considered to be a representative of the medieval world-view. "The Divine Comedy" and "The New life" were written in vernacular, i.e. the speech variety that was used in everyday life. This made the literature accessible to most people and this is mainly why Dante is called "The father of Italian language". Dante’s life was divided by poetry and politics and the relationships between secular and religious authority were topics which were often depicted in his literary works.
Author: Robert M. Durling Genre: Literary Collections Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199752690 Book Pages: 888 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Paradiso The Divine Comedy (Italian: La Commedia, later La Divina Commedia) is a poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, that gives the widest synthesis of medieval culture and world ontology. It is a real medieval encyclopedia of scientific, political, philosophical, moral and religious knowledges. It is considered to be the preeminent work in Italian and world literature. In the earthy heaven Dante meets Beatrice, sitting in a chariot pulled by a vulture (allegory of the triumphed church); she persuades Dante to repent and praises him, already enlightened, to the skies. In the third part of the poem, Dante travels among seven spheres of Heaven that encircle the Earth and are relevant to the seven planets. Here Dante is introduced to paradise and even meets the Creator.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Genre: Poetry Publisher: Read Books Ltd ISBN: 9781473376793 Book Pages: 263 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This vintage book is the third volume of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1867 translation of Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy”. “The Divine Comedy” is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and 1320. Arguably the most important work in the Italian language, it is widely believed to number amongst the greatest works of literature ever produced. This volume constitutes a must-read for serious lovers of poetry, and would make for a fantastic addition to any bookshelf. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was an American poet and member of the Fireside Poets. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.