The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: The Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso

Dante Alighieri

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New York. 1948. Pantheon Books. 1st Printing of This Edition. Good In Hardcover With Worn Edges. No Dustjacket. 45. 188 pages. hardcover. keywords:. inventory # 16850. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Uniting the most powerful energies of popular culture and the magnificent gothic edifice of Medieval scholasticism, Dante created a new language that combined an intense lyricism with the intellectual seriousness demanded of his project - nothing less than the creation of a Christian epic addressed to the common reader. Dante's synthesis of epic with lyric has bequeathed to modern artists and translators a permanent imperative to translate his art into contemporary, living speech. From the TRANSLATOR’S NOTE - In the DIVINE COMEDY Dante describes his imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. No other poem in any language has had such a wide appeal: the conception is so lofty, the music so beautiful, and the interest of the narrative so sustained, that its importance has steadily increased. For the last six hundred years learned commentaries have been accumulating; and so, inevitably, have the translations. The luckless translator can never recapture the beauty of Dante’s music. He must try to convey the meaning, often obscure, as musically as he can in another tongue. In this version the aim has been to tell Dante’s story as simply and accurately as possible. Any archaic and unfamiliar constructions that would impede the swift pace of the narrative have been avoided, although the second person singular has been used in the PARADISO - for such is the language of heaven. As the ‘terza rima’ form of the original is alien to English, blank verse has been chosen, the form used by Milton in PARADISE LOST. In his foreword to that poem, he says: ‘The measure is English heroic verse without rime, as that of Homer in Greek, and of Virgil in Latin - rime being no necessary adjunct or true ornament of poem or good verse, in longer works especially, but the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame metre; graced indeed since by the use of some famous modern poets, carried away by custom, but much to their own vexation, hindrance, and constraint to express many things otherwise, and for the most part worse, than else they would have expressed them.’ It is natural that the scenes so vividly described by Dante should have inspired many artists - such as Botticelli, Flaxman and Blake - to depict them. Most famous of all the illustrations are those of Gustave Dore (1833-1883) whose dramatic portrayals, particularly of the horrors of the INFERNO, are unsurpassed. A careful selection, reproduced from the original illustrations, embellish this edition. Good In Hardcover With Worn Edges. No Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: The ...
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 1948
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Pantheon Books, 1948. hardcover. 1st edition. New York. 1948. . Pantheon Books. 1st Printing of This Edition. Good In Hardcover With Worn Edges. No Dustjacket. ISBN:. Translated by Lawrence Grant White into English Blank Verse. Engravings by Gustave Dore. 188 pages. hardcover. . . FROM THE PUBLISHER - Uniting the most powerful energies of popular culture and the magnificent gothic edifice of Medieval scholasticism, Dante created a new language that combined an intense lyricism with the intellectual seriousness demanded of his project - nothing less than the creation of a Christian epic addressed to the common reader. Dante's synthesis of epic with lyric has bequeathed to modern artists and translators a permanent imperative to translate his art into contemporary, living speech. From the TRANSLATOR’S NOTE - In the DIVINE COMEDY Dante describes his imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. No other poem in any language has had such a wide appeal: the conception is so lofty, the music so beautiful, and the interest of the narrative so sustained, that its importance has steadily increased. For the last six hundred years learned commentaries have been accumulating; and so, inevitably, have the translations. The luckless translator can never recapture the beauty of Dante’s music. He must try to convey the meaning, often obscure, as musically as he can in another tongue. In this version the aim has been to tell Dante’s story as simply and accurately as possible. Any archaic and unfamiliar constructions that would impede the swift pace of the narrative have been avoided, although the second person singular has been used in the PARADISO - for such is the language of heaven. As the ‘terza rima’ form of the original is alien to English, blank verse has been chosen, the form used by Milton in PARADISE LOST. In his foreword to that poem, he says: ‘The measure is English heroic verse without rime, as that of Homer in Greek, and of Virgil in Latin - rime being no necessary adjunct or true ornament of poem or good verse, in longer works especially, but the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame metre; graced indeed since by the use of some famous modern poets, carried away by custom, but much to their own vexation, hindrance, and constraint to express many things otherwise, and for the most part worse, than else they would have expressed them.’ It is natural that the scenes so vividly described by Dante should have inspired many artists - such as Botticelli, Flaxman and Blake - to depict them. Most famous of all the illustrations are those of Gustave Dore (1833-1883) whose dramatic portrayals, particularly of the horrors of the INFERNO, are unsurpassed. A careful selection, reproduced from the original illustrations, embellish this edition. Durante degli Alighieri (Dante 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italy he is called il Sommo Poeta (‘the Supreme Poet’) and il Poeta. He, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called ‘the three fountains’ and ‘the three crowns’. Dante is also called ‘the Father of the Italian language’. inventory #16838 Good In Hardcover With Worn Edges. No Dustjacket. Seller Inventory # z16838

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Book Description Penguin Books - Bodley Head, Harmondsworth & New York, 1967. Soft Cover. Condition: Good. Illustrated By C.W. Scott-Giles (illustrator). Reprints. LONDON : 1967, 1967, 1968. PENGUIN EDITIONS. THREE VOLUMES UNIFORM: Paperbacks. Matching black pictorial covers. Illustrated By C.W. Scott-Giles; diagrams and fold out chart. Neat owner name; same owner name to ehad of each fly-leaf. No internal markings. Minor wear; similar creasing to spnes. GOOD. 346, 390, 400 pages. SCARCE AS A SET. ** [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Literature & Theology. ] The DIVINE COMEDY, a work in 100 cantos, divided into three books of thirty-three cantos each, with a single introductory canto. Dante Alighieri (May/June c.1265 - September 14, 1321), commonly known as Dante. Dante Alighieri, (1265-1321) - his vision was around AD 1300; this work first published in 1472. His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia by the author and later nicknamed Divina by Boccaccio, is often considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italy he is known as 'the Supreme Poet' (il Sommo Poeta) or just il Poeta. Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the 'Father of the Italian language'. The first biography written on him was by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), who wrote the Trattatello in laude di Dante. Readers often cannot understand how such a serious work may be called a 'comedy'. In Dante's time, all serious scholarly works were written in Latin (a tradition that would persist for several hundred years more, until the waning years of the Enlightenment) and works written in any other language were assumed to be more trivial in nature. Furthermore, the word 'comedy', in the classical sense, refers to works which reflect belief in an ordered universe, in which events not only tended towards a happy or 'amusing' ending, but an ending influenced by a Providential will that orders all things to an ultimate good. **Heavy; extra postage needed outside the UK. Will be well-packed for posting/shipping**. Sm.8vo. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, CHS, Cumberland, Everyman, GKC, Inklings, Keswick, Literature, MacDonald, Rarities, Theology and History. ]. Size: Small Octavo. Seller Inventory # 0037799

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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
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Dante Alighieri. Illustrated By William Blake. Translated By Melville Best Anderson. Introduction By Arthur Livingston
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