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Divine Comedy (Volume I)

Divine Comedy (Volume I)

ByDante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso), guided first by the Roman poet Virgil and then by Beatrice, the subject of his love and of another of his works, La Vita Nuova. While the vision of Hell, the Inferno, is vivid for modern readers, the theological niceties presented in the other books require a certain amount of patience and knowledge to appreciate. Purgatorio, the most lyrical and human of the three, also has the most poets in it; Paradiso, the most heavily theological, has the most beautiful and ecstatic mystic passages in which Dante tries to describe what he confesses he is unable to convey (e.g., when Dante looks into the face of God: "all'alta fantasia qui mancò possa" — "at this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe," Paradiso, XXXIII, 142).With its seriousness of purpose, its literary stature and the range — both stylistically and subjectwise—of its content, the Comedy soon became a cornerstone in Italian..

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Publication Date
Sep 14, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781304428783
Category
Reference
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Dante Alighieri

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EPUB

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