Inferno


Author: Dante Alighieri,John Gordon Nichols
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847491398
Category: Poetry
Page: 391
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A prize-winning translator presents a new verse translation of one of the most popular books of all time Dante’s dramatic journey through the circles of hell in search of redemption—and his encounter with devils, monsters, and the souls of some of the greatest sinners who ever walked on earth—is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking, and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time. Inferno, the first part of Dante’s Comedy, is presented here in a new verse translation, together with facing Italian text, extensive notes, illustrations, and a critical apparatus focusing on the author’s life and works.

The Divine Comedy


Author: Dante,Dante Alighieri,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher: Fall River Classics
ISBN: 9781435146914
Category:
Page: 712
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This edition of Dante's epic poem, written between 1308 and 1321, features the classic translation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, along with over 100 engravings by Gustave Dore, long considered the greatest artist ever to have illustrated this timeless masterpiece.

Dante's Divine Comedy

Hell, Purgatory, Paradise
Author: Dante Alighieri,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Gustave Doré
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780572032616
Category: Hell
Page: 383
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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 'Divine Comedy', 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.

The Portable Dante


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101573821
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance, intellectual depth, and emotional grandeur. The Portable Dante contains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova, as well as a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by eminent scholar and translator Mark Musa. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Divine Comedy (illustrated)


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378370
Category: Poetry
Page: 408
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The poem begins on the night before Good Friday in the year 1300, "halfway along our life's path". Dante is thirty-five years old, half of the biblical lifespan of 70, lost in a dark wood (understood as sin), assailed by beasts (a lion, a leopard, and a she-wolf) he cannot evade, and unable to find the "straight way" – also translatable as "right way" – to salvation (symbolized by the sun behind the mountain).

The Divine Comedy

Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416500235
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Presents a translation of Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri's story of a man making his way through the torment of Hell in search of Paradise; and includes chronology of the author's life and works, historical context, explanatory notes, critical excerpts, discussion questions, and a list resources.

Love Poems


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Alma Classics
ISBN: 9781847496881
Category: Poetry
Page: 192
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Dante is known to most readers outside Italy for his gritty descriptions of the Inferno, but there is another, gentler side to his poetry, which found expression throughout his career in verses that made him, together with his friend Guido Cavalcanti, the leading love poet of his generation. From the ballads and rime of his youth to the heart-rending lyrics written on the death of Beatrice and the more sober, philosophical canzoni of his later years, this volume provides the only English edition of the great Florentine's complete love poems, in brilliant verse translations by Dante specialists J.G. Nichols and Anthony Mortimer.

A Beginner's Guide to Dante's Divine Comedy


Author: Jason M. Baxter
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493413104
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Dante's Divine Comedy is widely considered to be one of the most significant works of literature ever written. It is renowned not only for its ability to make truths known but also for its power to make them loved. It captures centuries of thought on sin, love, community, moral living, God's work in history, and God's ineffable beauty. Like a Gothic cathedral, the beauty of this great poem can be appreciated at first glance, but only with a guide can its complexity and layers of meaning be fully comprehended. This accessible introduction to Dante, which also serves as a primer to the Divine Comedy, helps readers better appreciate and understand Dante's spiritual masterpiece. Jason Baxter, an expert on Dante, covers all the basic themes of the Divine Comedy, such as sin, redemption, virtue, and vice. The book contains a general introduction to Dante and a specific introduction to each canticle (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso), making it especially well suited for classroom and homeschool use.

Dante's Divine Comedy


Author: Ian Thomson
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786690799
Category: History
Page: 192
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As a singer of other-worldly horror and celestial beatitude alike, Dante has no equal. Yet, in spite of our distance from medieval theology, the Florentine poet's allegorical journey through hell, purgatory and paradise remains one of the essential books of mankind. At least fifty English language versions of the 'Inferno' – the first part of Dante's epic – appeared in the twentieth century alone. If Dante's Comedy speaks to our present condition, it is because Dante wrote the epic of Everyman who sets out in search of salvation in this world. And he wrote his great poem in the ordinary Italian of his time. He wrote about suffering bodies and human weakness, and about divine ecstasy, in words that have resonated with readers and writers for the last 700 years.

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.

Inferno

Volume 1 of The Divine Comedy
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143124788
Category: Poetry
Page: 211
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Read the original Inferno and search for the secrets to Dan Brown’s Inferno! In the highly anticipated new novel by bestselling author Dan Brown, the Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. The most famous of the three canticles that comprise The Divine Comedy, Inferno describes Dante’s descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide. Robin Kirkpatrick’s brilliant translation—“likely to be the best modern version” (Bernard O’Donoghue)—is the perfect companion to Dan Brown’s Inferno for readers looking to unlock its secrets.

Dante

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Peter Hainsworth,David Robey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199684774
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 127
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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers and readers, both inside and outside Italy. They emphasize the distinctive and dynamic interplay in Dante's writing between argument, ideas, and analysis on the one hand, and poetic imagination on the other. Dante was highly concerned with the political and intellectual issues of his time, demonstrated most powerfully in his notorious work, The Divine Comedy. Tracing the tension between the medieval and modern aspects, Hainsworth and Robey provide a clear insight into the meaning of this masterpiece of world literature. They highlight key figures and episodes in the poem, bringing out the originality and power of Dante's writing to help readers understand the problems that Dante wanted his audience to confront but often left up to the reader to resolve. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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.

The Union Moujik


Author: Janvier Tisi,Janvier Chando
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413779547
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
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Boris Kukin-Mutchabinovich Petrenkov is a Soviet apparatchik and engineer who constantly dwells on his memory of the heyday of the Soviet Union, when he championed the construction of the BAM (Baikal-Amur-Mainline) railway line from the northern shores of Lake Baikal to the pacific coast. He travels in a train from his winter retreat in Southern Yakutia (Sakha) and meets a Yukaghir friend who engages him in a discourse that marks the beginning of Boris implantation into the world of his dream. The story moves to the return of Andrei Yeremenko from Israel and attains its epic in the world of the Union Tavern, where the participants epitomize the dream of a generation that felt betrayed by the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Union Moujik ends with Boris coming to terms with post-Soviet reality, where the only cherished product is hope.

Paradise


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3961895171
Category: Poetry
Page: 121
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Paradise is the third and final part of Dante's Divine Comedy, following the Inferno and the Purgatory. It is an allegory telling of Dante's journey through Heaven, guided by Beatrice, who symbolises theology. In the poem, Paradise is depicted as a series of concentric spheres surrounding the Earth, consisting of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Fixed Stars, the Primum Mobile and finally, the Empyrean. It was written in the early 14th century. Allegorically, the poem represents the soul's ascent to God. The Paradise begins at the top of Mount Purgatory, called the Earthly Paradise (i.e. the Garden of Eden), at noon on Wednesday, March 30 (or April 13), 1300, following Easter Sunday. Dante's journey through Paradise takes approximately twenty-four hours, which indicates that the entire journey of the Divine Comedy has taken one week, Thursday evening (Inferno I and II) to Thursday evening. After ascending through the sphere of fire believed to exist in the earth's upper atmosphere (Canto I), Beatrice guides Dante through the nine celestial spheres of Heaven, to the Empyrean, which is the abode of God. The nine spheres are concentric, as in the standard medieval geocentric model of cosmology, which was derived from Ptolemy. The Empyrean is non-material. As with his Purgatory, the structure of Dante's Heaven is therefore of the form 9+1=10, with one of the ten regions different in nature from the other nine. During the course of his journey, Dante meets and converses with several blessed souls. He is careful to say that these all actually live in bliss with God in the Empyrean: "But all those souls grace the Empyrean; and each of them has gentle life though some sense the Eternal Spirit more, some less." However, for Dante's benefit (and the benefit of his readers), he is "as a sign" shown various souls in planetary and stellar spheres that have some appropriate connotation.

The Decline of the West


Author: Oswald Spengler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195066340
Category: Philosophy
Page: 414
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Spengler's work describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity, and his controversial ideas spark debate over the meaning of historiography.

Inferno


Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 314
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An accessible new translation, accompanied by notes and introduction, recreates the narrative immediacy of Dante's masterpiece while preserving its theological complexity and Christian passion for the divine