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by Dante Alighieri

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The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatorio (Galaxy Books). As Durling and Martinez complete their monumental three-volume presentation of Dante's masterpiece, we can sense their triumph and elation, despite their characteristic modesty.

The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatorio (Galaxy Books). The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (Everyman's Library). This, after all, is the volume with which they can demonstrate the fullness and consistency of Dante's great project, its final approach to what they describe in one footnote as 'a pitch of intensity unique in all literature.

The divine comedy: The inferno, The purgatorio, and The paradiso, Dante Alighieri; translated. In the opening allegory of the Divine Comedy, Dante finds himself lost and in darkness:Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray. from the straight road and woke to find myself. alone in a dark wood.

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The Divine Comedy, Vol. 3 book. The final volume in this brilliant translation destined. Dante relates his myst The final volume in this brilliant translation destined to take its place among the great English versions of The Divine Comedy. Paradiso Paradise Heaven (La Divina Commedia Dante Alighieri Paradiso (Italian for "Paradise" or "Heaven") is the third and final part of Dante's Divine Comedy, following the Inferno and the Purgatorio. It is an allegory telling of Dante's journey through Heaven, guided by Beatrice, who symbolises theology.

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Robert Durling's spirited new prose translation of the Paradiso completes his masterful rendering of the Divine Comedy. As with the previous volumes, the original Italian and its English translation appear on facing pages. Durling's earlier translations of the Inferno and the Purgatorio garnered high praise, and with this superb version of the Paradiso readers can now traverse the entirety of Dante's epic poem of spiritual ascent with the guidance of one of the greatest living Italian-to-English translators.

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The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia ) is a long Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century.

In The Paradiso, Dante explores the goal of human striving: the merging of individual destiny with universal order. One of the towering creations of world literature, this epic discovery of truth is a work of mystical intensity? an immortal hymn to God, Nature, Eternity, and Love.

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How to even begin reviewing Dante's crown jewel to the three part Divine Comedy? An absolutely daunting task. But certainly Dante gave us much more than the Bible can tell us about heaven. He gave us a fantastic blinding light show of celestial symmetry complete with song and dance by angels and souls that made it to paradise. Some prominent souls Dante met in paradise were Adam the first man who fell from grace and began the adventure for mankind, and the king Solomon, whose excess and debauchery would have earned any other mortal a certain place in hell. But because they were were God's elect and they only had to do time in purgatory before gaining entry of paradise. So unless one is super Biblical savvy, informed in astronomy, well versed in Greek mythology and has paid attention in school to European and middle eastern history from ancient times to the 13th century, one will miss many gems in Dante's presentation of God's Alpha and Omega plan for mankind and His exquisite design of the universe. Underpinned by His unchanging laws of the nature or laws of classical physics, the stars and planets orbit in perfect rhythm and position. Complex as Dante's 33 cantos are, fear not because in The Paradiso, our excellent translator John Ciardi gave us wonderful notes to cross check. We also live in the age of Google and Wikipedia. Uncovering the background of that unfamiliar name of a person or place is only a few keystrokes on the keyboard away. Just like 9 descending strata of hell, and the slow ascent to the different heights of purgatory, Dante's paradise too is an interstellar journey across the planets and stars, each orbit with lights more blinding and celestial hymns more haunting than the previous as Dante zooms across space in light speed with his sweetheart Beatrice as guide. At some point, I began to the wonder if I was reading Dante's poetry and not actually reading astronomy and the law of physics written by someone who lived centuries before the appearance of people like Newton, Einstein and even Hawking. For those of us who love and know the Bible, Dante gave us the additional info on the Biblical characters by writing about his encounters with such eminent characters like the first man Adam, the blessed virgin Mary, Jesus' favourite disciple, Apostle John the eagle, and king Solomon just to name a few. Mysteries such as how did Adam remain in the garden of Eden, the language he spoke and the exact offence Adam angered God to give mankind the inheritance of the original sin. It is clearly evident that Catholicism was Dante's Christianity with the blessed Virgin Mary getting more ink and praise compared to her son Jesus. The protestant church did not exist during Dante's time since Martin Luther was still a futuristic figure by two hundred years. It was surprising to read Dante's brutal and scathing criticism of the papacy and the corruption of the Catholic church pre-Lutheran times. But maybe I shouldn't be surprised that discerning educated people like Dante and Luther, especially in the Latin language could cross check the actions of the Catholic church with the Latin Bible. I was also at first surprised theologically by Dante's strong advocate for predestination and God's favour for only His elect, a theology on God's grace we often associate with John Calvin, who also came roughly the same time as Martin Luther, which was 2 centuries after Dante. But I shouldn't be surprised if the Bible I read today is the same as the Latin Bible of Dante that contains the same clear messages that God saves only his elect and his criteria is only known by Him. It was interesting to read that people of olden times like Dante (lived 900 years ago) also grappled with questions like the fate of virtuous people who lived the earth and died without knowing Jesus. Much more widespread was ignorance of Jesus in olden times before the digital age of internet and when bibles were hand copied in a few languages, chiefly Latin. Accessibility to Jesus then was acutely reserved for monks and the educated who had their hands on the precious few hand copied of bibles in extremely limited circulation. Also the souls of babies who died too soon. Where do their souls go? Dante seized his chance to get answers from the higher powers and was comforted to know that God had reserved places for these ignorant virtuous souls and the babies that died too soon. But alas places in Heaven are limited to those God has elected and they are filling up even as I write this book review. Once the last throne is filled, the day of reckoning will be upon mankind and all will be revealed. We will see how close Dante's vision of hell, purgatory and paradiso are to the real thing. Paradiso was not rarefied air or a vacuum of darkness as Dante reached beyond the outermost of Primum Mobile to finally glimpse the orbit call Empyrean, reserved for the most exclusive club (called paradise) members like the blessed Mary and Abraham. Far from it, we find a universe bathed in Gods blinding rays of love emanating from the centre of the Empyrean (which encircles the Primum Mobile and all the other 9 orbits of paradiso). God's love represented by the ray of lights of the sun is the single force that holds the universe in perfect unchanging symmetry & balance, the future of mankind and the meaning of life and the universe. While Hawking may still be seeking his elusive "unifying theory" for the universe, Dante Alighieri has already revealed it to the world, nearly 900 years ago.
I tried the free sample already suspicious because the description claims in different places to be the Mandelbaum translation and to be translated by Ciardi. The sample was neither but one of the old stilted translations available free from Gutenberg. Come on Amazon. You are famous already for abusing your employees. Some of us mores the pity overlook that because of great convenience for us. But this kind of error makes us want to wake up to the rest of your wrongs.
I have been grappling with Dante for many years and every time I turn back to the Divine Comedy I am once again hooked. I like this version because it is elegantly translated and has a modern touch that I find compelling (in comparison to Longfellow's, for example). I always prefer the translations that maintain rhyme and structure, although I have prose versions also for when I get confused.

The introductions and summaries of each canto are minimal but helpful. I always use the on-line Shmoop commentaries that are much more detailed yet also light hearted and readable.

If you studied the Inferno at college or high school .... I recommend completing the set. This version is a very good place to start.
I truly enjoy reading the classics. However some classics must be translated. Some translations loose meaning since you can not translate word for word. Only the meanings can be translated and with the evolving English language sometimes words can have skewed definitions. John Ciardi is the best Dante translator I have read. Signet has done a good job at this price point. The Devine comedy is a book set that will expand your understanding on many uncannonized ideas. The Inferno (Signet Classics)The Paradiso (Signet Classics)The Purgatorio (Signet Classics)
Great purchase for readers
I love pleasure reading and while reading one of those books it was quoted in that book about Dante Alighieri, so I thought we would try it out. Love the thinking invlved in this book, the amazing way you dig deep into your being to relate, because we all can relate. Nice to be able to read literature and share with you.
"The Purgatorio" was translated by the American poet, John Ciardi, and is accompanied by copious notes. If you want to plunge further into Dante you can, but it is by no means essental! I would give this ten stars if I could.
I won't go into detail on how amazing Dante's Divine Comedy is or how fantastic a job John Ciardi does with this translation since that has been handled well by the other reviewers. The only reason why I have knocked off some stars is due to the deficiencies present in the Kindle edition. If you are not considering the Kindle Edition, read no further. These are:

1. There are no line numbers at each tercet. The notes at the end of each Canto are fantastic, but they all reference the text itself by specific line numbers. This makes it difficult to go back to the text after reading an interesting note or vice versa.

2. There are no links to the notes within the text. This isn't a huge deal, but given there are no line numbers, it would have been nice to have a footnote hyperlink within the text and notes to jump back and forth between them.

3. There are many misspelled/incorrect words. It looks like the publisher merely ran a print copy of this book through a piece of OCR software and nobody bothered to read through it! Probably 3-4 times per Canto, I come across a word that is obviously the wrong word or misspelled in either the summary, poem, or notes. I have a print copy of this edition as well, and these are definitely mistakes. Most of the time you can quickly figure out what it's supposed to be by context, but not always. This is just sloppy on the part of the publisher and a complete travesty given the greatness of the work itself and the fantastic translation.
The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: The Paradiso download epub
Author: Dante Alighieri
ISBN: 0451627008
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Classics
Language: English
Publisher: Signet (October 1, 1970)