THE DIVINE COMEDY [Authoritative and Complete Nook Edition] by Dante Alighieri

THE DIVINE COMEDY [Authoritative and Complete Nook Edition] by Dante Alighieri

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THE DIVINE COMEDY
[Authoritative and Complete Nook Edition]
by Dante Alighieri


ABOUT THE DIVINE COMEDY

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem

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THE DIVINE COMEDY
[Authoritative and Complete Nook Edition]
by Dante Alighieri


ABOUT THE DIVINE COMEDY

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse."

The work was originally simply titled Comedìa and was later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio. The first printed edition to add the word divine to the title was that of the Venetian humanist Lodovico Dolce, published in 1555 by Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari.

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ISBN-13:
2940014637596
Publisher:
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Publication date:
12/12/2012
Series:
Dante The Divine Comedy | The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri | Dante's Divine Comedy | Nook NOOKBook | Dante Alighieri , #1
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NOOK Book
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125,925
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Meet the Author

Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante, was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker. He is best known for the monumental epic poem Commedia, later named La divina commedia (Divine Comedy), considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

In Italy he is known as il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet") or just il Poeta. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language"

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THE DIVINE COMEDY [Authoritative and Complete Nook Edition] by Dante Alighieri 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as a warning, the wording of this translation can be a bit confusing at times, so i would recommend pairing this with sparknotes to at least get a general idea of what is going on. My one complaint would be that every once in awhile I would come across typos, but most of them are pretty obvious and won't throw you off. Aside from that I would strongly recommend this trio!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just beautiful. Great writings by a great poet.
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