The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 3: Paradiso (Paperback)Robert M. Durling (editor and translator), Ronald L. Martinez (author), Dante Alighieri (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 888
Weight: 1128 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 60 mm
Durling and Martinez deliver Paradiso in elegant English prose faithful to Dante's Italian. The general introduction and succinct notes to each canto enable an informed reading of a frequently daunting text, while the longer 'Additional Notes,' bibliography, and indices will more than satisfy the most exigent critic. Marvelous, in the richest medieval sense of the term. * Michael Wyatt, author of The Italian Encounter with Tudor England *
At the end of his poem Dante claims that his 'high imagining failed of power,' but Durling and Martinez have suffered no such fate in completing their translation of the Divine Comedy. Their Paradiso is a crowning achievement, a work of lucid prose and of impeccable accuracy. Readers will find themselves rewarded by the succinct, richly informative notes at the end of each canto and the extended essay-notes at the back of the volume. A splendid accomplishment. * Richard Lansing, editor of The Dante Encyclopedia *
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