The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 3: Paradiso

Paperback | November 5, 2013

byDante Alighieri, Robert M. DurlingIntroduction byRonald L. Martinez

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One of the greatest living Italian-to-English translators, Durling has at last completed his rendition of the third and final volume of Dante's masterful literary epic, The Divine Comedy. As with the two preceding volumes, Durling's precise and powerful translation of Paradiso appearsalongside the original Italian text recounting Dante's journey through heaven with the beautiful Beatrice. The end of each canto contains thorough yet succinct notes by Durling and Ronald Martinez that acquaint the reader with Dante's medieval world and his reference points. Thus the volume willappeal to the general reader as well as lovers and students of Italian literature, language, and history. While English-language translations of the Commedia abound, the accuracy and lyrical verve of Durling's translations have earned him a place as one of the all time greats.

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One of the greatest living Italian-to-English translators, Durling has at last completed his rendition of the third and final volume of Dante's masterful literary epic, The Divine Comedy. As with the two preceding volumes, Durling's precise and powerful translation of Paradiso appearsalongside the original Italian text recounting Dant...

Robert M. Durling is Professor Emeritus at University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:888 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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The Divine Comedy1. Inferno (Hell)2. Purgatory3. Paradise