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Robert and Jean Hollander's verse translation with facing-page Italian offers the dual virtues of maximum fidelity to Dante's text with the feeling necessary to give the English reader a sense of the work's poetic greatness in Italian. And since Robert Hollander's achievements as a Dante scholar are unsurpassed in the English-speaking world, the commentaries that accompany each canto offer superb guidance in comprehension and interpretation. This translation is also the text of the Princeton Dante Project Web site, an ambitious online project that offers a multimedia version of the Divine Comedy and links to other Dante Web sites. On every count, then, this edition of Paradiso is likely to be a touchstone for generations to come, and it completes one of the great projects of literary translation and scholarship of our time.

Synopsis:

PARADISO is the third and final installment in Dante's Divine Comedy. His journeys through Hell and Purgatory complete, Dante is led by his beloved Beatrice to Paradise, where he learns the sublime truths of divine will and eternal salvation, and where he, at last, sees a rapturous vision of God. Whereas Dante's experiences in the Inferno and Purgatorio were arduous and harrowing, his journey in Paradiso is one of affirmation and, above all, love.

Robert and Jean Hollander's verse translation with facing-page Italian offers the dual virtues of maximum fidelity to Dante's text with the feeling necessary to give the English reader a sense of the work's poetic greatness in Italian. And since Robert Hollander's achievements as a Dante scholar are unsurpassed in the English-speaking world, the commentaries that accompany each canto offer superb guidance in comprehension and interpretation. This translation is also the text of the Princeton Dante Project Web site, an ambitious online project that offers a multimedia version of the Divine Comedy and links to other Dante Web sites. On every count, then, this edition of PARADISO is likely to be a touchstone for generations to come.

About the Author

Robert Hollander taught Dante's Divine Comedy to Princeton undergraduates for thirty years and is the author of some twenty-two books and seventy-five articles on Dante, Boccaccio, and other Italian authors. He recently retired from Princeton, where he was the chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature. He has received many awards, including the gold medal of the city of Florence in recognition of his work on Dante.

Jean Hollander, his wife, is a poet, teacher, and director of the Writer's Conference at the College of New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385506786
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Classics
Translator:
Hollander, Jean
Translator:
Hollander, Robert
Author:
Robert Hollander and Jean Hollander
Author:
Dante, Alighieri
Author:
Jean Hollander and Robert Hollander
Author:
Jean Hollander and Robert Hollander
Author:
Hollander, Jean
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Robert Hollander and Jean Hollander
Author:
Hollander, Robert
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
944
Dimensions:
9.21x6.49x1.78 in. 2.84 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Italian Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance

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Product details 944 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385506786 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , PARADISO is the third and final installment in Dante's Divine Comedy. His journeys through Hell and Purgatory complete, Dante is led by his beloved Beatrice to Paradise, where he learns the sublime truths of divine will and eternal salvation, and where he, at last, sees a rapturous vision of God. Whereas Dante's experiences in the Inferno and Purgatorio were arduous and harrowing, his journey in Paradiso is one of affirmation and, above all, love.

Robert and Jean Hollander's verse translation with facing-page Italian offers the dual virtues of maximum fidelity to Dante's text with the feeling necessary to give the English reader a sense of the work's poetic greatness in Italian. And since Robert Hollander's achievements as a Dante scholar are unsurpassed in the English-speaking world, the commentaries that accompany each canto offer superb guidance in comprehension and interpretation. This translation is also the text of the Princeton Dante Project Web site, an ambitious online project that offers a multimedia version of the Divine Comedy and links to other Dante Web sites. On every count, then, this edition of PARADISO is likely to be a touchstone for generations to come.

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