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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso

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Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise — the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

Now, for the first time, John Ciardi's brilliant and authoritative translations of Dante's three soaring canticles — "The Inferno," "The Purgatorio," and "The Paradiso" — have been gathered together in a single volume. Crystallizing the power and beauty inherent in the great poet's immortal conception of the aspiring soul, The Divine Comedy is a dazzling work of sublime truth and mystical intensity.

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"I think [Ciardi's] version of Dante will be in many respects the best we have seen." John Crowe Ransom

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"Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them — there is no third." T.S. Eliot

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"Ciardi has given us...a credible, passionate persona of the poet, stripped of the customary gauds of rhetoric and false decoration, strong and noble in utterance." Dudley Fitts

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"A sensitive and perceptive translation...a spectacular achievement." Archibald MacLeish

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A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature
 
An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics' black-spine dress.

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Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

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Dante Alighieri was considered Italy's greatest poet. He is the author of the three canticles, The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso, along with La Vita Nuova. He died in 1321. John Ciardi was a distinguished poet and professor, having taught at Harvard and Rutgers universities, and is a poetry editor of The Saturday Review. He was a winner of the Harriet Monroe Memorial Award and the Prix de Rome.

Table of Contents

The Divine Comedy How to Read Dante

Translator's Note

The Inferno

Introduction

Cantos

The Purgatorio

Introduction

Cantos

The Paradiso

Introduction

Cantos

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451208637
Translator:
Ciardi, John
Publisher:
New American Library
Translator:
Ciardi, John
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Ciardi, John
Author:
Kirkpatrick, Robin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 130
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "Ciardi has given us...a credible, passionate persona of the poet, stripped of the customary gauds of rhetoric and false decoration, strong and noble in utterance."
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A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature
 
An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics' black-spine dress.

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Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

10 illustrations

@HolyHaha I have to climb a mountain now? You got to be kidding me. Is this a joke? Who the hell came up with story? VIIIRRRGGGILLLLLLLLLLL!

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