The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

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This splendid verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum provides an entirely fresh experience of Dante's great poem of penance and hope. As Dante ascends the Mount of Purgatory toward the Earthly Paradise and his beloved Beatrice, through "that second kingdom in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, " all the passion and suffering, poetry and philosophy are rendered with the immediacy of a poet of our own age. With extensive notes and commentary prepared especially for this edition."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."Tough and supple, tender and violent . . . vigorous, vernacular . . . Mandelbaum's Dante will stand high among modern translations."-- "The Christian Science Monitor"

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  • Hardback | 798 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 45.72mm | 952.54g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Everyman's Library USA
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 0679433139
  • 9780679433132
  • 108,785

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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

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This story begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year of our Lord 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense re-creation 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.

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Introduction by Eugenio Montale; Translation by Allen Mandelbaum

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About Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri, born in Florence, Italy, c. 1265, is considered one of the world's greatest poets. His use of the Florentine dialect established it as the basis for modern Italian. His late medieval epic, "The Divine Comedy," was above all inspired, as was all his poetry, by his unrequited love for Beatrice, a woman he may have seen only from afar. He died in 1321, having completed his great work, yet an exile from his native city.

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