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The Divine Comedy - Sandro Botticelli, Peter Armour, Dante Alighieri, Allen Mandelbaum, Eugenio Montale
The Divine Comedy
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)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... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679433132 (0679433139)
ASIN: 679433139
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 798
Edition language: English
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
3.0 The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy)
Without the summaries at the beginning of the chapters I would have been completely lost. I'm going to leave smart books of fiction to smart people. The book felt like when I read the Bible. I'm completely out of my depth when I read complex fiction. (I'm sure it's a five star book for smart peo...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 The Divine Comedy
I know. I know. Everyone gives this 5 stars. It's one of the great books of all time. Etc, etc. Sorry, I did not like it. The problem is definitely with me instead of the book. I've just been preached at so much in my life by people who were religious fakes that when I start seeing or hearing a l...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Divine Comedy
I find this among the most amazing works I've ever read--despite that the work is essentially Christian Allegory and I'm an atheist. First and foremost for its structure. Recently I read Moby Dick and though it had powerful passages I found it self-indulgent and bloated and devoutly wished an editor...
In laywoman's terms
In laywoman's terms rated it
2.0 La Divina Comedia
Hmm. Okay, let's see. I tried reading this book some ten years ago and I found it horrendously boring, and I had the illustrated edition. I decided to give it a go again now 'cause it's one of those books you have to read at some point if your life as a reader. It was enjoyable at the beginning, it ...
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Monkeypanic rated it
5.0 The Divine Comedy (Oxford World's Classics)
CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH REVIEW*(* entertainment purposes only) Dante’s Divine Comedy v. The Complete Winnie the PoohAfter his wife went to bed, and the house got dark and quiet, that seemed to be the best time for thinking. Naturally, every moment was precious, and he wanted to spend the time he had le...
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