We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$35.00
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Humor- Comedy Business and Criticism
2 Remote Warehouse Anthologies- Miscellaneous International Poetry

More copies of this ISBN

The Divine Comedy (Northwestern World Classics)

by

The Divine Comedy (Northwestern World Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Divine Comedy marked nothing less than the arrival of vernacular Italian as a literary language—and Dante’s book is still considered Italy’s greatest literary achievement. Its highly idiomatic verse, however, has long bedeviled English-language translators. Burton Raffel, whose translation of Don Quixote is acclaimed for making Cervantes more accessible to the modern generation, in this new translation for Northwestern World Classics, shows exciting new directions, preserving both the lyricism of the original and its incisive meaning. First-time readers and longtime fans of “the supreme poet” alike will cherish this clear and lyrical rendering of one of world literature’s masterpieces.

The Divine Comedy depicts the journey of Dante the pilgrim, guided by the poet Virgil and the love of his life, Beatrice, as he moves through the stages of his life and world. Raffel’s single-volume translation of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso follows the complete journey of a spiritual pilgrim who struggles from the depths of the inferno to the heights of paradise. In the former Dante meets many of his political enemies, suffering the punishments that match their crimes in life. And in the ninth circle of Hell, Lucifer—the ultimate traitor—is shown chewing on Brutus, Cassius, and Judas Iscariot, three others who committed horrendous acts of treason in the classical and early Jewish worlds. Dante’s evocative description of Heaven is a sort of homecoming for the exiled poet. Dante’s epic poem challenged the political and religious hierarchy of his time and remains a powerful and universal expression of human desires, strivings, and shortcomings.

Synopsis:

Midway upon the journey of our life- I found myself within a forest dark- For the straightforward pathway had been lost.q (Excerpt)

Synopsis:

The Divine Comedy depicts the journey of Dante the pilgrim, guided

by the poet Virgil and the love of his life, Beatrice, as he moves through

the stages of his life and world. Raffels single-volume translation

of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso follows the complete journey of a

spiritual pilgrim who struggles from the depths of the inferno to the

heights of paradise.

Dantes epic poem challenged the political and religious hierarchy

of his time and remains a powerful and universal expression of human

desires, strivings, and shortcomings.

About the Author

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was born in Florence to a prominent family and trained

as a pharmacist. He fought in the Battle of Campaldino and was active in the internecine

Florentine politics of the time, which resulted in his exile. During this time, he

began writing Commedia, which he finished shortly before his death in Ravenna.

Burton Raffel is a translator, a poet, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Arts

and Humanities and emeritus professor of English at the University of Louisiana at

Lafayette. His most recent translations are the Modern Library edition of Geoffrey

Chaucers The Canterbury Tales and the Penguin edition of the Poema de mío Cid.

He has translated the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, most of Horaces poems, and Rabelaiss

Gargantua and Pantagruel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810126725
Author:
Alighieri, Dante
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Translator:
Raffel, Burton
Author:
Raffel, Burton
Author:
Dante
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Northwestern World Classics
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
888
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Acting
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Comedy Business and Criticism
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Divine Comedy (Northwestern World Classics) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$35.00 In Stock
Product details 888 pages Northwestern University Press - English 9780810126725 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Midway upon the journey of our life- I found myself within a forest dark- For the straightforward pathway had been lost.q (Excerpt)
"Synopsis" by ,

The Divine Comedy depicts the journey of Dante the pilgrim, guided

by the poet Virgil and the love of his life, Beatrice, as he moves through

the stages of his life and world. Raffels single-volume translation

of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso follows the complete journey of a

spiritual pilgrim who struggles from the depths of the inferno to the

heights of paradise.

Dantes epic poem challenged the political and religious hierarchy

of his time and remains a powerful and universal expression of human

desires, strivings, and shortcomings.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.