Divine Comedy, Cary's Translation, Hell

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Sprache - Englisch

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Dante Alighieri's 'Divine Comedy, Cary's Translation, Hell' is not only a cornerstone of Italian literature but an enduring masterpiece of the medieval period. Republished with devotion by DigiCat Publishing, this special edition captures the first cantica of Dante's epic poem—Inferno—in its horrific and poetic grandeur, rendered accessible through Henry Francis Cary's scholarly English translation. Within its cantos, readers traverse the descending circles of Hell alongside Dante and his guide Virgil, encountering sinners and their eternal punishments, couched in allegorical richness and linguistic precision. Cary's translation, lauded for its fidelity and poetic flow, bridges a vital connection to Dante's original verse, presenting a timeless journey through the moral philosophy, theology, and cosmology of the age.

Dante Alighieri, the illustrious Florentine poet, lived in a time of political strife, which undoubtedly influenced his depiction of the afterlife's justice in 'Divine Comedy.' His works reflect his personal experiences with exile, his love for his muse Beatrice, and his profound knowledge of Christian doctrine. It is this blend of the personal, the political, and the spiritual that has allowed his 'Comedy' to resonate across centuries as a profound meditation on human morality and redemption.

This edition is highly recommended for both new and returning readers of Dante's work. It offers a penetrative look into medieval thought and the enduring human condition reflected in the allegory of the afterlife. Cary's translation serves as a critical entry point into the complex world of Dante's imagination, making it a must-read for enthusiasts of classical literature and those seeking to understand the historical context and cultural significance of one of literature's most celebrated epics.

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Dante Alighieri is considered one of the preeminent figures in Italian literature, and indeed world literature. Born in Florence in 1265, his full name was Durante degli Alighieri, though he is commonly known by his short name, Dante. He was a philosopher and a literary theorist, as well as a poet. His most famous work, 'The Divine Comedy,' is widely heralded as a masterpiece of world literature and a profound embodiment of the medieval worldview. A compelling journey through the afterlife, 'The Divine Comedy' is subdivided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Dante's 'Inferno,' notably translated by Cary, depicts a descent through the circles of Hell, and is celebrated for its imaginative power, allegorical wisdom, and the striking use of terza rima. Dante's work is not simply of historical curiosity; it delves into the human psyche, exploring themes of love, justice, and redemption that resonate to this day. The poet's influence extends beyond literature; he is often credited with helping to shape the modern Italian language. His death in 1321 marked the end of an era, but his literary legacy continues to be avidly studied, serving as a cultural touchstone and inspiring countless generations of writers and thinkers.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 94 Seiten

Größe: 504,0 KB

ISBN: 8596547329312