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Paradiso by Dante Alighieri


by Dante Alighieri

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Series: The Divine Comedy (3)

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I wish I had liked this as much as I enjoyed the first two books of The Divine Comedy. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
I rightly fumbled reading the last third of this book. Something to do with frame of mind maybe. Inferno and Purgatorio were much faster reads. That perhaps says something... while still on this earthly exile we are much more familiar with falling into the cycle of sin - repentance - penance over and again... so the concepts in Inferno/Purgatorio were perhaps more easily "grasped", more readily "accepted".

Getting to end of Paradiso was arduous to say the least.

But those last few cantos'?

Left me feeling exactly the way Dante did at the end.

Something there, something felt and grasped but not quite so, limited as we are...

I think this needs to be re-read again from the start. Yes. ( )
  kephradyx | Jun 20, 2017 |
If Paradise is this boring, please keep me out. ( )
  Audacity88 | Feb 7, 2014 |
I listened to this book on CD instead of actually reading it. The version that I had had an explination at the beginning of each verse to help you understand and then read the verse.

In this book, you travel with Dante as he assins to Heaven through the skies.

I really did not liked this book. There is a lot of astrology in this book (which I did not expect). I did not really understand this book (I have several people tell me that I understand the other two parts of The Divine Comedy better because I live my life more on the sinful side **laughs**). I just did not like it. I would not recommend this, though others might understand it better than me. ( )
  mlsimmons | Sep 20, 2013 |
I started this but couldn't finish it, I really need to get back to it. Unlike the other books, it just seemed like the personalities weren't as interesting ,and I guess the rewards just weren't as interesting as the punishments.... ( )
  Karlstar | Jul 4, 2013 |
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Alighieri, DanteAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barceló, MiquelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bergin, Thomas GoddardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Binyon, LaurenceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The glory of the One who moves all things permeaetes the universe and glows in one part more and in another less.
(La gloria di clui che tutto move per l'universo penetra, e risplende in una parte piu e meno altrove.)
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Questa nuova opera dantesca conserva - e consolida - la fortunata idea-forza delle precedenti dello stesso autore: trasparenza e didatticità dei commenti e delle note esplicative, aggiornamento e puntualità degli interventi critici.
Ciascuno dei tre volumi si apre con una introduzione mirata alla struttura fisica e all'ordinamento morale di ciascuna delle tre cantiche. In particolare il volume dedicato all'Inferno reca anche un'introduzione globale su tutto l'oltremondo dantesco.
In ciascuno dei tre volumi compaiono tutti i canti.
Ogni canto, completo nei versi e negli apparati, è preceduto da un'introduzione di sintesi narrativa, di valutazione critica, di inquadramento storico. Ed è concluso da una o due letture critiche su temi focali di Dante e della cultura che fu sua, desunte dalle opere dei maggiori dantisti e medievisti italiani e stranieri; da una ricca bibliografia di approfondimento multidisciplinare; da una batteria di proposte di ricerca.
Spesso, al termine del canto, ricorre la rubrica dei "passi controversi" dove vengono considerati i luoghi cruciali del poema di più complessa interpretazione filologica.
Un dossier di tavole illustrate fuori testo testimonia la fortuna iconografica della Commedia nei secoli, dai primitivi maestri miniatori ai grandi pittori del '900.
Rispetto alle precedenti opere dantesche dello stesso autore è stato accresciuto il numero complessivo delle pagine, è stata notevolmente migliorata la leggibilità, sono state aggiunte nuove letture, sono state rivisitate e ampliate molte proposte di ricerca.
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In "Paradise", having plunged to the uttermost depths of Hell and climbed the Mount of Purgatory, Dante ascends to Heaven, continuing his soul's search for God, guided by his beloved Beatrice. As he progresses through the spheres of Paradise he grows in understanding, until he finally experiences divine love in the radiant presence of the deity. Examining eternal questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, Dante exercised all his learning and wit, wrath and tenderness in his creation of one of the greatest of all Christian allegories.

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In the third part of Dante's epic poem about the three realms of the Christian afterlife, having passed through Hell and Purgatory, Dante is led by his beloved Beatrice to the upper sphere of Paradise.

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