The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in One Volume)

deDante AlighieriTraduit parAllen MandelbaumIntroduction deEugenio Montale

1 août 1995|
The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in One Volume) de Dante Alighieri
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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.

Dante Alighieri, born in Florence, Italy, c. 1265, is considered one of the world''s greatest poets. His use of the Florentine dialect established it as the basis for modern Italian. His late medieval epic, The Divine Comedy, was above all inspired, as was all his poetry, by his unrequited love for Beatrice, a woman he may have seen on...
Titre :The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in One Volume)
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :960 pages, 8.29 X 5.3 X 1.65 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :960 pages, 8.29 X 5.3 X 1.65 po
Publié le :1 août 1995
Publié par :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780679433132

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