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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri

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Series: The Divine Comedy (1-3)

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    The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy by Gustave Doré (rvdm61)
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    The Figure of Beatrice by Charles Williams (jsburbidge)
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    Primum mobile: Dantes Jenseitsreise und die moderne Kosmologie by Bruno Binggeli (vreeland)
    vreeland: Bruno Binggeli verbindet Dantes Grosses Werk mit der modernen Astrophysik und macht sich in und mit der Lektüre der Göttlichen Komödie und den darin enthaltenen mittelalterlichen Jenseitsvorstellungen auf die Suche nach dem "Big Bang" - dem Urknall. Paradies und Superraum, Gnadenwahl und Quantenphysik, Hölle und Schwarze Löcher: Mittelalter und Moderne passen sehr viel besser zusammen als man glaubt. Binggeli ist Physiker und Galaxienforscher an der Universität Basel; die wissenschaftliche Akribie, mit der er die Göttliche Komödie mit aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen in Relation bringt, schafft für beide Seiten reizvolle neue Perspektiven und Ansätze des Verstehens.… (more)
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    Dante in Love by A. N. Wilson (DLSmithies)
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    Ochii Beatricei : cum arăta cu adevărat lumea lui Dante? by Horia-Roman Patapievici (gyges77)

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In finally sitting down and reading the entire Divine Comedy, I can now see why The Inferno is usually separated from Purgatorio & Paradiso. The Inferno is captivating and paints vivid pictures of what Dante &. Virgil are seeing and experiencing. However Purgatorio & Paradiso seemed to lack this each in their own way. Purgatorio was still able to paint the pictures but not quite as vividly. Perhaps the subject matter was not as captivating as well. Dante certainly had the gift of making Purgatory feel not too bad but also not too good. In Paradiso we switch guides from Virgil to Beatrice. It is then that Dante seems to loose his focus on his surroundings and turns toward fauning over Beatrice's beauty. I figured that the Canto with God in it would have been a bit more powerful & profound. Lucifer's appearance was more awe inspiring than God's. Don't get me wrong, I give credit to the absolute classic that this work is, however I think there are some issues with it from a reader's standpoint. When all of the action is over in the 1st portion of the book it becomes a chore to finish reading it. All-in-all this entire work was beautifully written in the terza rima rhyme scheme which adds a bit of romance to every line read. I have to mention that I think it's funny how people get the details of this work confused with The Holy Bible. There in itself stands testement to how amazing this work has been throughout history. Despite my personal issues with reading it I am honored to have read such famous and renouned piece of historical literature. ( )
2 vote Syndelle777 | Nov 12, 2017 |
non spendo parole per IL libro. Per chi è soggetto a crisi da astinenza, come me, consiglio "l'edizione minuscola" Hoepli: sta in una mano e può comparire con urgenza all'occorrenza ( )
  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
How does a person review The Diving Comedy? it is an absolute masterpiece. I think most people read Dante's Inferno and don't go much further then that but each book is beautiful and compliments the other. I was always curious how the book would change if it was re written in our modern time, who would you find occupying the 9 circles of Hell in 2017, more importantly who would you find in Judecca? ( )
  JCNeuman | Apr 2, 2017 |
Lo bueno:
Esto va a sonar extraño pero... el Infierno de Alighieri es uno de mis lugares favoritos en la literatura. No se puede subestimar la importancia de este autor en la concepción moderna del inframundo que ha inspirado a incontables ficciones. Nada más por esta sección del poema épico, deberías echarle un ojo.

Lo malo:
No te voy a mentir: es difícil de leer. Primero, si la versión que encuentras no tiene una dosis saludable de notas a pie de página se pierde mucho el contexto de lo que hace grande a esta obra maestra. Segundo, el cielo es una pesadilla. Yo, al menos, lo encontré soporífero. Si logras llegar a la contraportada de este libro alguien debería venir a darte una palmadita en la espalda como mínimo.

Lo cierto:
El infierno y el purgatorio son una delicia. Nada más para tener un marco referencial sólido y una opinión bien nutrida, esta es una lectura obligada. El veredicto… ¡Recomendado (hasta el purgatorio)! ( )
1 vote Christian.Nava | Mar 2, 2017 |
Tbh the Inferno parts were cooler than the rest of the book ( )
  hay16mc | Feb 13, 2017 |
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Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita / mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, / chè la diritta via era smarrita.
Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
. . .quel giorno più non vi leggemmo avante.
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Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise; the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.
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Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

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"'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 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." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."… (more)

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