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The Divine Comedy : Everyman's Library (Cloth) - Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

Everyman's Library (Cloth)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1995
ISBN: 9780679433132
Number Of Pages: 960

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"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.
Allen 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.
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.

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"The English Dante of choice." -Hugh Kenner "Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths." -Robert Fagles, Princeton University

"A marvel of fidelity to the original, of sobriety, and truly, of inspired poetry." -Henri Peyre, Yale University

ISBN: 9780679433132
ISBN-10: 0679433139
Series: Everyman's Library (Cloth)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 1st August 1995
Publisher: EVERYMANS LIB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.57 x 13.72  x 4.06
Weight (kg): 0.84

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