The Divine Comedy


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607109980
Category: Fiction
Page: 664
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“O human race, born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou so fall?” Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso--the three fates of the deceased become the three pillars of an epic poem. The Divine Comedy, written by Italian poet Dante Alighieri in the fourteenth century, is considered the foremost work in Italian literature. The journey begins with Dante’s descent into the depths of Hell where he witnesses those eternally separated from God. Then he climbs the mountain of Purgatory where Christian souls undergo final purification, before finally touring the celestial circles of Heaven where he is filled with the image of God. An allegorical work, the comedy is representative of the soul’s journey towards God. Influential for seven centuries, this classic is a must have for lovers of great literature, and the luxurious leather-bound edition from Canterbury Classics will make a stunning addition to any library.

A Divine Comedy

The Complete Story of Tom Spotted Tail Augustine Stearns in One Volume
Author: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.
Publisher: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.
ISBN: 1434963446
Category: Fiction
Page: 741
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November Promotion -- Free Copy. A Divine Comedy is a compilation of the author’s novels True and its sequel One. It is a star-crossed romance set in California, Britain, and Europe -- mainly France -- in 1985-86, whose theme is self-discovery. In the first half of the story, the main character Tom Spotted Tail Augustine Stearns, a hip Stanford preppy studying in France, grapples with, and struggles mightily to resolve, through his post-modern education and traditional Roman Catholic faith, the pressing and divisive issues of his day, i.e., race, class, religion, nationality, sexuality, and AIDS, especially as they relate to his formation and identity. During his first term abroad and grand tour, Tom journeys inward and, in the process, comes face to face with his working-class roots, biracial past, bisexual heart, Christian faith, saving God, and what it means to be true. In the second half of the story, Tom comes home from his studies in France for the Christmas holiday. Back in Los Angeles, the hip Stanford preppy finds himself in a lit Bel-Air pool and in the arms of a young man, surrendering to a psychosexual weakness far deeper than the shimmering blue waters and as old as the curse of Original Sin. Despite his repentance, frequenting the sacraments of the Church, and marriage to a brilliant blonde coed from Napa Valley, Tom again finds himself in the arms of the love that dare not speak its name, this time in France. Under the seductive power of this ancient Greco-Roman form of love, his own "thorn in the flesh...an angel of Satan" (2 Cor 12:7), intransigent as Saint Paul's, Tom is led deep into a Dantean woods of melancholic isolation and sin, spiritual correction and purification, but also, ultimately, unmerited love and redemption. In the course of this interior journey into his own unique versions of inferno, purgatorio, and, finally, paradiso, as both sinner and saint, Tom discovers what it means to be one, in weakness and in strength, in flesh and in spirit, in time and in eternity. This book is also available for purchase by Kindle device and app users in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com.

The Sopranos and Philosophy

I Kill Therefore I Am
Author: Richard Greene,Peter Vernezze
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698088
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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This collection of essays by philosophers who are also fans does a deep probe of the Sopranos, analyzing the adventures and personalities of Tony, Carmella, Livia, and the rest of television's most irresistible mafia family for their metaphysical, epistemological, value theory, eastern philosophical, and contemporary postmodern possibilities. No prior philosophical qualificationsor mob connections are required to enjoy these musings, which are presented with the same vibrancy and wit that have made the show such a hit.

Job


Author: David L. McKenna
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418587613
Category: Religion
Page: 316
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General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.

World Literature

Cultural Influences of Early to Contemporary Voices
Author: James P. Stobaugh
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 0890516758
Category: Education
Page: 498
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A remarkable exploration of the best in written works from around the world is at the heart of an amazing new literature series from respected educator and author, Dr. James Stobaugh. Contains concept building exercises for warm-up, suggested reading lists and schedules, writing activities for enrichment, biblical applications and special project and critical thinking exercises. Comprehensive and complete to allow for a year's worth of study. Structured to standalone or be integrated into a comprehensive curriculum, designed to present a strong sample of literature to help the Christian student from a strong and biblical worldview.

World Literature-Student

Cultural Influences of Early to Contemporary Voices
Author: James P. Stobaugh
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 161458270X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 464
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Enjoy beloved classics while developing vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills! Each literature book in the series is a one-year course Each chapter has five lessons with daily concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings Easy-to-use with suggested reading schedules and daily calendar Equips students to think critically about philosophy and trends in culture, and articulate their views through writing A well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from the major genres of classic literature (prose, poetry, and drama), each course has 34 chapters representing 34 weeks of study, with an overview of narrative background material on the writers, their historical settings, and worldview. The rich curriculum’s content is infused with critical thinking skills, and an easy-to-use teacher’s guide outlines student objectives with each chapter, providing the answers to the assignments and weekly exercises. The final lesson of the week includes both the exam, covering insights on the week’s chapter, as well as essays developed through the course of that week’s study, chosen by the educator and student to personalize the coursework for the individual learner.

The Divine Comedy

Inferno
Author: Dante
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451685610
Category: Poetry
Page: 224
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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The first volume of The Divine Comedy--Dante begins his downward journey through the seven circles of Hell. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

The Inferno


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853267871
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Writing his "Comedy" (the epithet "Divine" was added by later admirers) in exile from his native Florence, Dante aimed to address a world gone astray both morally and politically. It tells the story of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman.

Masterpieces of World Literature


Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: 957
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Philosophy and fantasy, plays and poems, essays and epics -- 270 literary classics that range from The Divine Comedy and Death Comes for the Archbishop to The Aeneid and The Grapes of Wrath are summarized and analyzed in this essential reference.

THE DIVINE COMEDY: Inferno, Purgatorio & Paradiso (3 Classic Translations in One Edition)

Cary's, Longfellow's, Norton's Translation With Original Illustrations by Gustave Doré
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 802723333X
Category: Poetry
Page: 640
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This epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321 is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The Divine Comedy serves as the physical (scientific), political, and spiritual guidebook of Dante's Fourteenth Century universe. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse". Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321), was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

Objective Approach To English Literature For Net, Jrt, Slet And Pre-ph.d. Registration Test


Author: Ivan K. Masih,K.K. Narayan,Rahmat Jahan & Neeraj Kumar,Pandey Om Prakash
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126906192
Category:
Page: 600
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The Book Is Based On The Uniform Pattern Of Syllabus For M.A. In English For Indian Universities Prescribed By The Ugc. It Is Comprehensive And Covers The Entire History Of British Literature. It Also Includes Exhaustive Material On American Literature, Commonwealth Literature And Indian Writing In English. There Is A Useful Section On Classics Of World Literature Too.It Will Cater To The Need Of Postgraduate Students And Scholars, As Well As Anyone Preparing For Competitive Examinations Like Net, Jrf, Slet And Pre-Ph.D. Registration Test. The Book Presents Multiple Choice Questions And Answers And Is Indispensable For Any Examination One May Choose To Prepare For.

Historical Dictionary of Catholicism


Author: William J. Collinge
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879794
Category: Religion
Page: 640
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The Historical Dictionary of Catholicism, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries.

A Modern Reader's Guide to Dante's The Divine Comedy


Author: Joseph Gallagher
Publisher: Liguori Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 226
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"The Divine Comedy" has been a cornerstone of Western literature for the better part of a millennium. In this work, Joseph Gallagher brings the power and prestige of this medieval classic to a new generation of readers--taking them on a guided tour through heaven, purgatory, and hell. (Formerly titled "To Hell and Back with Dante") "Paperback"

The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (3 Classic Unabridged Translations in one eBook: Cary's + Longfellow's + Norton's Translation + Original Illustrations by Gustave Doré)


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074844382
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (3 Classic Unabridged Translations in one eBook: Cary's + Longfellow's + Norton's Translation + Original Illustrations by Gustave Doré)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Depending on the translation, The Divine Comedy will present completely different facets to the reader, therefore we have united these 3 Classic Unabridged Translations in one eBook: Cary's + Longfellow's + Norton's Translation + the Original Illustrations by Gustave Doré, in order to present the very best of The Divine Comedy. This epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321 is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The Divine Comedy serves as the physical (scientific), political, and spiritual guidebook of Dante's Fourteenth Century universe. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse".

What Christianity Has Done for the World


Author: Rose Publishing
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628621060
Category: Religion
Page: 14
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A recent study concluded that Christianity's image is the United States is declining, especially among young people. Only 16% of non-Christians between the ages of 16 and 29 have a "good impression" of Christianity according to Barna Research. Evangelicals come under the severest criticism, with only 3% of 16-29 year olds having a favorable view of this group of Christians. This pamphlet was written to show this generation some of the "good deeds" that Christians have done over the past 2000 years.The Scriptures say that even non-Christians will glorify God when they see the kindness and good works done by Christians (Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:12) It includes dozens of examples, from the abolition of slavery in England to advances in medicine and science. Includes specifics about educating the poor, feeding the hungry, caring for lepers, and reforming laws to protect the weak. This is a valuable reference guide--buy one for a skeptical friend and another for yourself. Examples are taken from art, literature, science, medicine, law, education, philosophy, charity, and equality for all people.

Vita Nuova


Author: Dante Alighieri,Anthony Mortimer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847491923
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 231
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Universally recognized as Dante's early masterpiece, and including some of his best poetry outside the Divine Comedy, to which it can be regarded as a sort of prequelPart poetical tribute, part autobiography, it traces Dante's passionate love for Beatrice from his first meeting with her as a boy to her premature death at the age of 24 and the psychological and emotional turmoil that this caused him. Not only a lasting monument to the powers of imagination, it also represents the triumph of poetry, love, and faith over death, and can now be fully appreciated by English readers in Anthony Mortimer's stunning verse translation.

A Student Guide to Play Analysis


Author: David Rush
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809326099
Category: Education
Page: 299
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With the skills of a playwright, the vision of a producer, and the wisdom of an experienced teacher, David Rush offers a fresh and innovative guide to interpreting drama in A Student Guide to Play Analysis, the first undergraduate teaching tool to address postmodern drama in addition to classic and modern. Covering a wide gamut of texts and genres, this far-reaching and user-friendly volume is easily paired with most anthologies of plays and is accessible even to those without a literary background. Contending that there are no right or wrong answers in play analysis, Rush emphasizes the importance of students developing insights of their own. The process is twofold: understand the critical terms that are used to define various parts and then apply these to a particular play. Rush clarifies the concepts of plot, character, and language, advancing Aristotle's concept of the Four Causes as a method for approaching a play through various critical windows. He describes the essential difference between a story and a play, outlines four ways of looking at plays, and then takes up the typical structural devices of a well-made play, four primary genres and their hybrids, and numerous styles, from expressionism to postmodernism. For each subject, he defines critical norms and analyzes plays common to the canon. A Student Guide to Play Analysis draws on thoughtful examinations of such dramas as The Cherry Orchard, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Fences, The Little Foxes, A Doll House, The Glass Menagerie, and The Emperor Jones. Each chapter ends with a list of questions that will guide students in further study.

The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy


Author: David Bershad,Caroline Mangone
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310315751
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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The Christian Travelers Guides deal directly with what even the best general travel guides only touch on: Christianity’s enormous influence on Europe--and, through its history and culture, Europe’s influence on Christianity. This unique series guides you on a pilgrimage to the heart of our Christian heritage. Saints and secularists, martyrs and kings, castles and cathedrals, public squares and rolling hillsides, great works of art, literature, and architecture: The legacy of the Christian faith takes on immediacy and impact as you see firsthand the places where believers through the centuries lived and died, shaping our world with their faith. In rich detail and depth, The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy describes the history, literature, music, art, and architecture of Italy. Nearly 50 Christian Heritage Sites, with fascinating information on different places to visit List of "Top 10 Christian Sites in Italy" Insights for enjoying your visits to Italian churches and cathedrals Sidebars featuring mini-biographies of key historical figures and short essays on great works of art Glossary of religious terms Access The Christian Travelers Guides Website at http://www.christian-travelers-guides.com