Dante's Paradise

Dante's Paradise

by Dante Alighieri
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253316197

ISBN-13: 9780253316196

Pub. Date: 06/01/1984

Publisher: Indiana University Press

The Paradise, which Dante called the sublime canticle, is perhaps the most ambitious book of The Divine Comedy. In this climactic segment, Dante's pilgrim reaches Paradise and encounters the Divine Will. The poet's mystical interpretation of the religious life is a complex and exquisite conclusion to his magnificent trilogy. Mark Musa's powerful and sensitive

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The Paradise, which Dante called the sublime canticle, is perhaps the most ambitious book of The Divine Comedy. In this climactic segment, Dante's pilgrim reaches Paradise and encounters the Divine Will. The poet's mystical interpretation of the religious life is a complex and exquisite conclusion to his magnificent trilogy. Mark Musa's powerful and sensitive translation preserves the intricacy of the work while rendering it in clear, rhythmic English. His extensive notes and introductions to each canto make accessible to all readers the diverse and often abstruse ingredients of Dante's unparalleled vision of the Absolute: elements of Ptolemaic astronomy, medieval astrology and science, theological dogma, and the poet's own personal experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253316196
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1984
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,013,358
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.19(d)

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