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The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia #1-3)
The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the Christian afterlife is a culmination of the...more
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The facing Italian / English,…moreI've read a few and can now say that the Robert Durling and Ronald Martinez version is the authoritative Divine Comedy.
The facing Italian / English, the endnotes, the inter cantica essays - everything about it helps you to understand the Comedy in a way that is never overbearing or intimidating. (less)
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- Niels Bohr
I was thinking about Dante the other day and wondering how one could approach him from the angle of a GoodReads review. One of the obvious problems is that he lived a long time ago, and many of the cultural referents have changed. You're constantly having to think "Well, nowadays what he's saying would correspond to THAT". It isn't so bad in Hell, when there is plent ...more
THE DARING, somewhat COMIC, and also DIVINE, INVENTIO
It is very difficult not to be lured by the highly intelligent craft of Durante degli Aliguieri (DA). And may be it is not a coincidence that he was the exact contemporary of Giotto, his fellow Florentine. For if Giotto planted the seed for a pictorial representation of the world in which man, at the center, and through a window, delivers to us a naturalistic depiction of divine stories, Dante also used his writing to posit himself as the Auth ...more
هذه الكوميديا موسوعة معارف وملحمة شعرية ولهيب رائع لوجدان نادر.
قرأتها -على مراحل متباعدة- بترجمة السوري حنا عبود، لا عن قصد مسبق وإنما حصل لي الكتاب صدفةً، وهي ترجمة رشيقة ومنسابة بحكم انحياز حنا عبود -كما أعلن في المقدمة- للسرد والتصاعد الدرامي للكوميديا ...more
عارف يعني أيه مؤلف يعترف في أول روايته الأحدث أنه رغب أنه يكتب عن الأبداع في الأدب زي ماأمتعنا في معلوماته الرهيبة عن الفن في رواياته السابقة؟
عارف لما مؤلف يكون هدف روايته -اللي يمكن ليا ملاحظات عنها وانا في ربعها الأول الأن- أنك تقرأ في الأدب الحقيقي؟..ويشجعك للأطلاع علي روائع الأدب زي ماعمل في تحفيزنا للبحث عن روائع الفن
يشجعك للبحث والقراءة , وبالأخص تلك القطعة الأدبية الفريدة عن رحلة دانتي إلي الفردوس عبر الجحيم
قطعة أدبية شعرية تسببت في عودة الك ...more
5 huge stars!
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
the Inferno is Hieronymus Bosch with words
A few caveats to this review: I am not a theologian, philosopher, medieval historian, Dante expert, nor astrologist. I am, however, a reader who wants to read "all of teh books" and I appreciate vivid imagery and interesting human interactions in fiction. I tackled the recent Clive James version of Dante's Divine Comedy--no footnotes or canto introductions here--because I just wanted to let the story wash over ...more
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
There is no much one can say about this marvelous poem that has not been said before. One of the greatest epic poems to have been written, ever ...more
وهي جولة الشاعر والسياسي الايطالي دانتي اليجيري في العالم السفلي , حيث كان اعتقادهم في السابق ان مركز الارض هو العالم الاخر .
الملحمة تتألف من ثلاثة اجزاء , الجحيم , المطهر , واخيرا الفردوس و مجموع الابيات يفوق الـ اربعة عشر الف و ومئتين بيتاً و هذه الابيات تندرج في اناشيد , حيث يتالف الجزء الاول ( الجحيم من اربعة وثلاثون انشودة) بينما يتالف الجزأئين الاخرين من ثلاث وثلاثون انشودة .
الجزء ا ...more
1. Pretendo leer Inferno de Dan Brown en algún momento de mi vida y me parecía irrespetuoso (¿?) no leer la obra en la que fue basado antes.
2. Porque soy una friki cuasi gamer y sí, me gusta Devil May Cry
Resulta que en la saga de videojuegos hay bastantes simbolismos con respecto a La Divina Comedia, y cada uno de los nombres de los personajes se corresponde con alguna que otra aparición dentro de la novela. ...more
I should give a quick intro and say that I rarely EVER, EVER re-read a book. I should also mention that 3 years ago I had never cracked Dante's Divine Comedy. Now, I am finishing the Divine Comedy for the 3rd time. I've read Pinsky's translation of the Inferno. I've read Ciardi. I've flirted with Mandelbaum and danced with Hollander, but from Canto 1 of Inferno/Hell to Canto XXXIII of Paradiso/Heaven, I can't say I've read a better version than the Clive Jam ...more
(sung to the tune of "Minnie The Moocher")
Folks, heres a story about Winnie the Pooh-cher
He was a chubby Pooh-chie-koocher
He was fat and loved his honey
but he was sweet and his heart was sunny
He met a dude whose name was Virgil
who hung around in hellish circles.
He took the bear to hell for a match
where he planned to kick Pooh's ass.
Pooh saw t ...more
Mucha gente lee La Divina Comedia interesada solamente por el Infierno, y no es para menos. Si alguien tiene la inmensa suerte de leer la edición ilustrada por Gustave Doré, llega al Paraíso como si acompañara a Dante buscando a Beatriz.
El Purgatorio es tan, pero tan bueno, qu ...more
Gabriel, Michael and Raphael
Dear Mr. O'Brien,
Thank you for your response to our recent tender. After due deliberation, we must regretfully inform you that we have decided not to implement your interesting plan for restructuring and downsizing the afterlife.
Our accounting department confirms your statement that it would be more cost-effective only to retain Hell and wind up operations in Purg ...more
I’ve always loved reading. In English class, whenever we started a new unit, I was thrilled. Because that meant we were going to read a new book. Never mind that the books were pretty much guaranteed to suck ass, the allure of an unread text is just too much for me.
Inferno was no disappointment, even then. This poetic vision of Hell ha ...more
While personally I found Dante's travel's through Hell occasionally difficult, the Purgatorio and Paradiso (except for the first few scholarly cantos) flowed with beautiful poetry. And through it all, Da ...more
I could review the edition and translator, though I have nothing else to compare them against. Ciardi's notes at the end of each canto are always illuminating, sometimes funny and occasionally self-deprecating. I chuckled at his humor (sharing those particular notes with my husband) and was appreciative of Ciardi's honesty whenever he used a rhyme-forced addition, as well as the instance or two when he ask ...more
I was fascinated with Inferno as a teenager and between Dante Alighieri and Robert Smith/Rimbaud it is, frankly, nothing short of a miracle that I didn't put enough reasons together to wind-up as a fleshy tree with harpies perched in my branches somewhere in the lower circles of hell--if ...more
My only remaining words would be an endorsement upon this edition published by Oxford ...more
At the mid-point of the path through life, I found
Myself lost in a wood so dark, the way
Ahead was blotted out. The keening sound
I still make shows how hard it is to say
How harsh and bitter that place felt to me—
Merely to think of it renews the fear—
So bad that death by only a degree
Could possibly be worse. As you shall hear,
It led to good things too, eventually,
But there and then I saw no sign of those,
And can’t say even now how I had come
To be there, stunned a ...more
I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the structure of the Commedia as a cathedral.
I shall read Dante's text in a different edition.
And I have about at least two more introductions from other editions.
Dante se construye como protagonista en este recorrido por el Infie ...more
*More doggerel than verse, but for what it's worth...
Into a dark and gloomy wood
Strolled the little bear and his friends.
They found a cave and by it stood
And wondered if it did descend
To hell or rise to paradise.
Would this match see them sacrificed?
The circles had been so designed
To damn the souls who lived in sin.
And each were thus to zones consigned
To suffer punishment wit ...more
Obra literária do sec XIV e uma das mais famosas da história da literatura .Há cerca de setecentos anos que é publicado sucessivamente, o que faz deste, um dos livros mais lidos de sempre.
Dividido em três partes, a Divina Comédia é composta pelo Inferno, Purgatório e Paraíso, e relata a viagem imaginária de Dante feita através dos mesmos.
De leitura bastante difícil - o livro foi escrito por volta de 1200/1300, numa linguagem que viria mais tard ...more
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