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Title:Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)
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Publisher:Modern Library
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Number of Pages:490
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Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1) by Dante Alighieri, Anthony M. Esolen

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1) Guided by the poet Virgil Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God Together they descend through the twenty four circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned from heretics and pagans to gluttons criminals and seducers who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in Dante s life In this first part of his i Divine Comedy i Dante fused satire and humour with intellect and soaring passion to create an immortal Christian allegory of mankind s search for self knowledge and spiritual enlightenment

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In the early s Dante Alighieri set out to write the three volumes which make the up em The Divine Comedy Purgatorio em is the second volume in this set and opens with Dante the poet picturing Dante the pilgrim coming out of the pit of hell Similar to the em Inferno em cantos this volume is divided into cantos written in tercets groups of lines The English prose is arranged in tercets to facilitate easy correspondence to the verse form of the Italian on the facing page enabling the reader to follow both languages line by line In an effort to capture the peculiarities of Dante s original language this translation strives toward the literal and sheds new light on the shape of the poem Again the text of em Purgatorio em follows Petrocchi s em La Commedia secondo l antica vulgata em but the editor has departed from Petrocchi s readings in a number of cases somewhat larger than in the previous em Inferno em not without consideration of recent critical readings of the em Comedy em by scholars such as Lanza and Sanguineti As before Petrocchi s punctuation has been lightened and American norms have been followed However without any pretensions to being critical the text presented here is electic and being not persuaded of the exclusive authority of any manuscript the editor has felt free to adopt readings from various branches of the stemma One major addition to this second volume is in the notes where is found the em Intercantica em a section for each canto that discusses its relation to the em Inferno em and which will make it easier for the reader to relate the different parts of the em Comedy em as a whole br, The scope and fire of Dante s genius in a single volume br br Includes The Divine Comedy The New Life and other selected poems prose and letters accompanied by biographical and introductory sections, i The Divine Comedy i translated by Allen Mandelbaum begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 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 br br 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 br br This Everyman s 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 br br Book Jacket Status Jacketed, Dorothy L Sayers s landmark translation follows Dante s i terza rima i stanza s and brings his poetry vividly to life Her work was completed after her death by Barbara Reynolds who provides a foreword on the importance of the translation and an introduction on Dante s view of Heaven This edition also includes a new foreword updated further reading notes appendices a glossary diagrams and genealogical tables