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The Resource The divine comedy, Dante ; a new verse translation by Clive James

The divine comedy, Dante ; a new verse translation by Clive James

Label
The divine comedy
Title
The divine comedy
Statement of responsibility
Dante ; a new verse translation by Clive James
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and Clive James' 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. 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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Cataloging source
AU@
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1265-1321
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Dante Alighieri
Dewey number
851.1
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
PQ4315
LC item number
.J36 2013
Literary form
poetry
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1939-
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James, Clive
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Italian poetry
Target audience
adult
Label
The divine comedy, Dante ; a new verse translation by Clive James
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book I: Hell -- Book II: Purgatory -- Book III: Heaven
Control code
1428592
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxx, 527 pages
Isbn
9780871404480
Lccn
2013003584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1428592
  • (Sirsi) 1428592
  • (OCoLC)871481969
Label
The divine comedy, Dante ; a new verse translation by Clive James
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book I: Hell -- Book II: Purgatory -- Book III: Heaven
Control code
1428592
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxx, 527 pages
Isbn
9780871404480
Lccn
2013003584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1428592
  • (Sirsi) 1428592
  • (OCoLC)871481969

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