The Divine Comedy : Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

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by Kirkpatrick, Robin, Alighieri, Dante | Poetry by individual poets
Published 29/11/2012 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 752 pages

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Robin Kirkpatrick’s masterful verse translation of The Divine Comedy, published in a single volume, is the ideal edition for students as well as the general reader coming to this great masterpiece of Italian literature for the first timeThe Divine Comedy describes Dante’s descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption.

This volume includes a new introduction, notes, maps and diagrams

‘The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism… likely to be the best modern version of Dante’ – Bernard O’Donoghue’The most moving lines literature has achieved’ – Jorge Luis Borges’This version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translation – a deeply-informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read’ – Professor David Wallace, University of PennsylvaniaIndividual editions of Robin Kirkpatrick’s translation – Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso – are also available in Penguin Classics, and include Dante’s Italian printed alongside the English text.

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