The Divine Comedy / Dante [Alighieri] ; a new verse translation by Clive James.
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|Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library||851 DANT (Text)||38650833326935||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780871407412 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 527 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2013.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Hell -- Purgatory -- Heaven.
|Summary, etc.:|| Clive James' new translation - his life's work and decades in the making - presents Dante's entire epic poem in a single song. While many poets and translators have attempted to capture the full glory of The Divine Comedy in English, many have fallen short. For Dante, the dramatic human stories of Hell were exciting, but the spiritual studies of Purgatory and the sublime panoramas of Heaven were no less so. In this incantatory new translation, James - defying the convention by writing in quatrains - tackles these problems head-on and creates a striking and hugely accessible translation that gives us The Divine Comedy as a whole, unified, and dramatic work.
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