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Divine Comedy - Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

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Zusatztext “A masterly translation.” ? Judith Thurman, The New Yorker “Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem's construction than nearly all of his competitors.” — The Times (London) “We gain much from Kirkpatrick’s fidelity to syntax and nuance. . . . His introduction . . . tells you, very readable indeed, pretty much all you need for a heightened appreciation of the work.” — The Guardian “Likely to be the best modern version of Dante . . . The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism.” — Bernard O’Donoghue “This version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translation—a deeply informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read.” — David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania Informationen zum Autor Dante Alighieri Klappentext A stunning 3-in-1 edition of one of the great works of Western literature An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here in a one-volume edition in Penguin Classics' black-spine dress. 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. Zusammenfassung Suitable for students as well as the general reader who is coming to the great masterpiece of Italian literature for the first time, this title examines the questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption....

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Authors Dante Alighieri , Dante Alighieri, Dante Alighieri, Robin Kirkpatrick
Assisted by Robin Kirkpatrick (Introduction), Robin Kirkpatrick (Translation)
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 29.11.2012
EAN 9780141197494
ISBN 978-0-14-119749-4
No. of pages 752
Dimensions 128 mm x 198 mm x 32 mm
Series Penguin Classics
Divine Comedy
Little Black Classics
Penguin Classics
Little Black Classics
Divine Comedy
Subjects Fiction > Poetry, drama

POETRY / European / Italian, POETRY / Medieval

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