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The Resource The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

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The Divine Comedy
Title
The Divine Comedy
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Summary
Renowned critic and poet Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and Clive James's new translation - his life's work and 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. 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 of Purgatory and the sublime panoramas of Heaven were no less so. In this incantatory new translation, James - defying the convention by writing in quatrains - tackles these problems head-on and creates a striking and hugely accessible translation that gives us The Divine Comedy as a whole, unified, and dramatic work
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Clive James
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dictionaries
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  • Poetry / Epic
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The Divine Comedy
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Publication
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ODILO:034300009130
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781743512739
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optical disk
Label
The Divine Comedy
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009130
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743512739
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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