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    DescriptionThe Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and Clive James s translation decades in the making gives us the entire epic as a single, coherent, and compulsively readable lyric poem. For the first time ever in an English translation, James makes the bold choice of switching from the terza rima composition of the original Italian a measure that strains in English to the quatrain. The result is rhymed English stanzas that convey the music of Dante s triple rhymes (Edward Mendelson). James s translation reproduces the same wonderful momentum of the original Italian that propels the reader along the pilgrim s path from Hell to Heaven, from despair to revelation."

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    The Divine Comedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dante Alighieri, Translated by Clive James
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    ISBN 13: 9780871407412
    ISBN 10: 0871407418

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PQ
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    DC22: 811
    BISAC V2.8: POE005030
    B&T Approval Code: A24243020
    Abridged Dewey: 851
    BISAC V2.8: POE014000
    DC23: 851.1
    BISAC V2.8: POE019000
    Thema V1.0: DCA
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    11 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. J. G. Nichols was awarded the John Florio Prize for his translation of the poems of Guido Gozzano. His translation of Petrarch's "Canzoniere" won the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri in 2000. Gustave Dore (1832-1883) was a French artist and engraver who illustrated books for Balzac, Dante, Milton, Rabelais, and many more.
    Review quote
    James gives us something sublime: a new way of reading a classic work. James' version is not merely a mirrored word, but a transfigured word. As such, it will no doubt enter the essential Dante canon, and remain there for years to come. --Earl Pike"