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Divina Commedia

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ISBN-10: 0871404486

ISBN-13: 9780871404480

Edition: 2013

Authors: Dante Dante, Clive James

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The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and Clive James’s new translation—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, according to Clive James, the best-selling author of Cultural Amnesia. Victorian verse translations established an unfortunate tradition of reproducing the sprightly rhyming measures of Dante but at the same time betraying the strain on the translator’s powers of invention. For Dante, the dramatic human stories of Hell were exciting, but the spiritual studies in Purgatory and the sublime panoramas of…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 4/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English