The Divine Comedy

Author: Dante Alighieri,Burton Raffel

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810126729

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 852

View: 756


Offers a new, accessible translation of the classic epic poem about a spiritual pilgrim's journey from the depths of the inferno to the heights of paradise, in an edition that also includes notes on the text.

Masterpieces of World Literature

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780062700506

Category: Reference

Page: 992

View: 8340


Philosophy and fantasy, plays and poems, essays and epics -- 270 literary classics that range from The Divine Comedy and Death Comes for the Archbishop to The Aeneid and The Grapes of Wrath are summarized and analyzed in this essential reference.

A Divine Comedy

The Complete Story of Tom Spotted Tail Augustine Stearns in One Volume

Author: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.

Publisher: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.

ISBN: 1434963446

Category: Fiction

Page: 741

View: 967


November Promotion -- Free Copy. A Divine Comedy is a compilation of the author’s novels True and its sequel One. It is a star-crossed romance set in California, Britain, and Europe -- mainly France -- in 1985-86, whose theme is self-discovery. In the first half of the story, the main character Tom Spotted Tail Augustine Stearns, a hip Stanford preppy studying in France, grapples with, and struggles mightily to resolve, through his post-modern education and traditional Roman Catholic faith, the pressing and divisive issues of his day, i.e., race, class, religion, nationality, sexuality, and AIDS, especially as they relate to his formation and identity. During his first term abroad and grand tour, Tom journeys inward and, in the process, comes face to face with his working-class roots, biracial past, bisexual heart, Christian faith, saving God, and what it means to be true. In the second half of the story, Tom comes home from his studies in France for the Christmas holiday. Back in Los Angeles, the hip Stanford preppy finds himself in a lit Bel-Air pool and in the arms of a young man, surrendering to a psychosexual weakness far deeper than the shimmering blue waters and as old as the curse of Original Sin. Despite his repentance, frequenting the sacraments of the Church, and marriage to a brilliant blonde coed from Napa Valley, Tom again finds himself in the arms of the love that dare not speak its name, this time in France. Under the seductive power of this ancient Greco-Roman form of love, his own "thorn in the angel of Satan" (2 Cor 12:7), intransigent as Saint Paul's, Tom is led deep into a Dantean woods of melancholic isolation and sin, spiritual correction and purification, but also, ultimately, unmerited love and redemption. In the course of this interior journey into his own unique versions of inferno, purgatorio, and, finally, paradiso, as both sinner and saint, Tom discovers what it means to be one, in weakness and in strength, in flesh and in spirit, in time and in eternity. This book is also available for purchase by Kindle device and app users in the Kindle Store on

Vita Nuova

Author: Dante Alighieri,Anthony Mortimer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847491923

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 231

View: 4027


Universally recognized as Dante's early masterpiece, and including some of his best poetry outside the Divine Comedy, to which it can be regarded as a sort of prequelPart poetical tribute, part autobiography, it traces Dante's passionate love for Beatrice from his first meeting with her as a boy to her premature death at the age of 24 and the psychological and emotional turmoil that this caused him. Not only a lasting monument to the powers of imagination, it also represents the triumph of poetry, love, and faith over death, and can now be fully appreciated by English readers in Anthony Mortimer's stunning verse translation.

THE DIVINE COMEDY: Inferno, Purgatorio & Paradiso (3 Classic Translations in One Edition)

Cary's, Longfellow's, Norton's Translation With Original Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802723333X

Category: Poetry

Page: 640

View: 8060


This epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321 is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The Divine Comedy serves as the physical (scientific), political, and spiritual guidebook of Dante's Fourteenth Century universe. 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". Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321), was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

The Sopranos and Philosophy

I Kill Therefore I Am

Author: Richard Greene,Peter Vernezze

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698088

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 1358


This collection of essays by philosophers who are also fans does a deep probe of the Sopranos, analyzing the adventures and personalities of Tony, Carmella, Livia, and the rest of television's most irresistible mafia family for their metaphysical, epistemological, value theory, eastern philosophical, and contemporary postmodern possibilities. No prior philosophical qualificationsor mob connections are required to enjoy these musings, which are presented with the same vibrancy and wit that have made the show such a hit.

The Divine Comedy


Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416500235

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9491


Presents a translation of Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri's story of a man making his way through the torment of Hell in search of Paradise; and includes chronology of the author's life and works, historical context, explanatory notes, critical excerpts, discussion questions, and a list resources.


Author: David L. McKenna

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587613

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 8307


General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.