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The Divine Comedy (edition 2010)

by Dante (Author)

Series: The Divine Comedy (omnibus)

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The classic story of a man who endures the torment of Hell and Purgatory in his quest to reach Paradise.
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Title:The Divine Comedy
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Info:BARNES & NOBLE (2010), 693 pages
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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

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This recent English poetry translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy by Clive James incorporates into the text a lot of the political context that usually gets relegated to footnotes. I listened to an excellent audiobook performance by Edoardo Ballerini.

I love the translation, I love the performance, but I found myself getting lost in the flow of beautiful words and not tracking much actual story -- with a few notable exceptions that made me giggle and reflect on how saucy Dante must have been politically. I'm going to leave this book unfinished because it isn't calling to me right now, but I think it's likely I'll revisit it in the future. ( )
  pammab | Jan 28, 2021 |
Ilustraciones William Brake
  Sara1974 | Dec 10, 2020 |
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Dante's Geocentric Universe
Introduction
The Hereford 'Mappa Mundi' c.1290
Political panorama of thirteenth and early fourteenth century in terms of Guelf and Ghibeline alignments
Plan of the Divine Comedy
Acknowledgements
On Translating Dante
A Map of Dante's Italy c.1300
Inferno
Purgatorio
Paradiso
Commentary and Notes
Selected Bibliography ( )
  knoba | Oct 12, 2020 |
A canto a day was no problem until Paradiso, which was Heavy Lifting. 100 days stretched to 271. The Longfellow and Mandelbaum translations, useful at points in Inferno and Purgatorio, gave no added help. See https://digitaldante.columbia.edu/dante/divine-comedy/
  mnicol | Aug 10, 2020 |
The introductory notes were fascinating. They gave a lucid explanation of the difficulty of translation and got me excited about a book with a translation that has the thrill of the original Italian, and keeps the action going throughout the book.

However, in the body of the translation, there are no paragraph divisions. I found it very difficult to keep track of who is speaking. That was frustrating, and made the reading a slog as I tried to understand it. I only made it through the first canto.

For a sanity check, I compared with some translations available online. All of them have paragraph breaks.
(Courtney Langdon, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Elliot Norton, A. S. Kline, H. F. Cary)

The lack of paragraph breaks makes it nearly unreadable. I created a new exclusive shelf for this book: never-finished.

The edition that I read was an "Advance Reading Copy." Perhaps the final published edition will be better. ( )
  bread2u | Jul 1, 2020 |
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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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