The Divine Comedy
ISBN: 0030086906
EAN13: 9780030086908
Language: English
Pages: 492
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.2" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them. There is no third. - T. S. Eliot

Dante's poem is, for many, the greatest single work of Western literature. - Ian Thompson.

I love my Dante as much as the Bible. He is my spiritual food, the rest is ballast. - James Joyce.

In the middle of our life's journey, I found myself in a dark wood/Bewildered, and I knew I had lost the way: so opens Dante's Divine Comedy, the best book literature has achieved as Jorge Luis Borges writes.

The poem, a journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise, the most original and audacious treatment of the afterlife in Western literature dazzles with its vivid and inventive storytelling and imagery. However, it contains much more than poetry and theology; it displays Dante's wide and comprehensive learning, and his deep understanding of contemporary politics and society. All life is contained in the poem, for Dante's was an all-encompassing imagination, that interwove classical philosophy with Catholic doctrine and contemporary politics, (Ian Thompson).

The one hundred cantos of The Divine Comedy--Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso--follow Dante, as, guided by the epic poet, Virgil, he travels through Read More chevron_right

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