The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume 3: Paradiso


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Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140448979
  • 496 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The radiant climax to Dante’s awe-inspiring epic, in a definitive new translation

Having plunged to the utmost depths of Hell and climbed Mount Purgatory in the first two parts of The Divine Comedy, Dante now ascends to Heaven, guided by his beloved Beatrice, to continue his search for God. As he progresses through the spheres of Paradise, he grows ever closer to experiencing divine love in the overwhelming presence of the deity. Examining eternal questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment, Dante exercised all of his learning and wit, wrath and tenderness in his creation of one of the greatest of all Christian allegories. This edition prints Robin Kirkpatrick’s impressive new translation alongside Dante’s original Italian.

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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, Translator: Robin Kirkpatrick, Editor: Robin Kirkpatrick, Introduction by: Robin Kirkpatrick, Commentaries by: Robin Kirkpatrick, Notes by: Robin Kirkpatrick

Praise

“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. . . . There is much to recommend here-certainly the intelligence, the energy, the linguistic range. . . . His introduction and canto-by-canto notes are remarkably level and lucid, as attentive to structure as to syntax, language and motif, and deftly cross-reference the whole poem. On their own, they would justify the price.”
-The Times (London)

Table of Contents

How to Read Dante
Translator’s Note
The Inferno
Introduction
Cantos

The Purgatorio
Introduction
Cantos

The Paradiso
Introduction
Cantos

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