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Inferno (Paperback): Dante Alighieri Inferno (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri 2
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.' Considered one of the greatest medieval poems written in the common vernacular of the time, Dante's Inferno begins on Good Friday in the year 1300. As he wanders through a dark forest, Dante loses his way and stumbles across the ghost of the poet Virgil. Virgil promises to lead him back to the top of the mountain, but to do so, they must pass through Hell, encountering all manner of shocking horrors, sins and evil torments along the way, evoking questions about God's justice, human behaviour and Christianity.

The New Life / La Vita Nuova - A Dual-Language Book (Paperback): Dante Alighieri The New Life / La Vita Nuova - A Dual-Language Book (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Edited by Stanley Appelbaum
R200 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This youthful masterpiece by the author of The Divine Comedy recounts the love and loss of Beatrice, Dante''s lifelong inspiration. An allegory of spiritual crisis and growth, it combines prose and poetry in a powerful work in the literature of love. This new translation features an informative introduction and notes.

La Vita Nuova - Love Poems (Hardcover): Dante Alighieri La Vita Nuova - Love Poems (Hardcover)
Dante Alighieri
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In La Vita Nuova, Italy's greatest poet recounts the famous story of his passionate love for Beatrice. The drama of their relationship unravels through stunning poetry and prose in this, one of the most celebrated love stories in history.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

From the first time the poet sets eyes on Beatrice, he proclaims that ‘love quite governed my soul’ and his devotion to her knows no end. By recalling each meeting with Beatrice this short book is at once a heartfelt account of youthful love and a religious allegory. La Vita Nuova serves as an important precursor to Dante’s masterpiece, The Divine Comedy.

This edition is the English translation by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from the original Italian. It was first published in The Early Italian Poets in 1861 and then reissued in 1874 by Dante and his circle. It was met with great acclaim acknowledging Rossetti’s skill as a meticulous and poetic translator.

Dante, Petrarch, Camoens - CXXIV Sonnets (Paperback): Francesco Petrarca Dante Alighieri Dante, Petrarch, Camoens - CXXIV Sonnets (Paperback)
Francesco Petrarca Dante Alighieri
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Divine Comedy (Paperback): Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Translated by H.F. Cary; Introduction by H.F. Cary; Series edited by Tom Griffith 1
R126 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R16 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Translated by H. F. Cary With an introduction by Claire Honess. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet Divine was added by later admirers) in exile from his native Florence, he aimed to address a world gone astray both morally and politically. At the same time, he sought to push back the restrictive rules which traditionally governed writing in the Italian vernacular, to produce a radically new and all-encompassing work. The Comedy tells of the journey of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman through the three realms of the Christian afterlife: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. He presents a vision of the afterlife which is strikingly original in its conception, with a complex architecture and a coherent structure. On this journey Dante's protagonist - and his reader - meet characters who are variously noble, grotesque, beguiling, fearful, ridiculous, admirable, horrific and tender, and through them he is shown the consequences of sin, repentance and virtue, as he learns to avoid Hell and, through cleansing in Purgatory, to taste the joys of Heaven.

La Vita Nuova (Paperback): Dante Alighieri La Vita Nuova (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Translated by David R. Slavitt; Introduction by Seth Lerer
R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

La Vita Nuova (1292-94) has many aspects. Dante's libello, or "little book," is most obviously a book about love. In a sequence of thirty-one poems, the author recounts his love of Beatrice from his first sight of her (when he was nine and she eight), through unrequited love and chance encounters, to his profound grief sixteen years later at her sudden and unexpected death. Linked with Dante's verse are commentaries on the individual poems--their form and meaning--as well as the events and feelings from which they originate. Through these commentaries the poet comes to see romantic love as the first step in a spiritual journey that leads to salvation and the capacity for divine love. He aims to reside with Beatrice among the stars. David Slavitt gives us a readable and appealing translation of one of the early, defining masterpieces of European literature, animating its verse and prose with a fluid, lively, and engaging idiom and rhythm. His translation makes this first major book of Dante's stand out as a powerful work of art in its own regard, independent of its "junior" status to La Commedia. In an Introduction, Seth Lerer considers Dante as a poet of civic life. "Beatrice," he reminds us, "lives as much on city streets and open congregations as she does in bedroom fantasies and dreams."

PARADISE - Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Three. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray (Hardcover, Main): Alasdair... PARADISE - Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Three. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray (Hardcover, Main)
Alasdair Gray, Dante Alighieri 1
R425 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Dante, now guided by Beatrice, faces the final third of his epic journey through the wheels of divine justice. Yet as he passes through the spheres of Heaven, he struggles with his faith, striving to understand the scales of good and evil that determine the fate of a human soul. The final book from Alasdair Gray, Paradise is a fitting conclusion to his own irreplaceable body of work, as well as to his masterful retelling of Dante's trilogy.

Dantes Divine Comedy (Hardcover): Dante Alighieri Dantes Divine Comedy (Hardcover)
Dante Alighieri; Illustrated by Gustave Dore; Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
R528 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R102 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a new edition of this great literary classic by Dante Alighieri. The book remains one of the pillars upon which the European literary tradition has been built.

The Divine Comedy (Paperback): Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Translated by C.H. Sisson; Edited by David H. Higgins
R312 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Described variously as the greatest poem of the European Middle Ages and, because of the author's evangelical purpose, the `fifth Gospel', the Divine Comedy is central to the culture of the west. The poem is a spiritual autobiography in the form of a journey - the poet travels from the dark circles of the Inferno, up the mountain of Purgatory, where Virgil, his guide leaves him to encounter Beatrice in the Earthly Paradise. Dante conceived the poem as the new epic of Christendom, and he creates a world in which reason and faith have transformed moral and social chaos into order. Charles Sisson's blank verse translation is remarkable for its lucidity and vigour, and the Introduction, diagrams, maps, and notes by David Higgins provide the reader with invaluable guidance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Vita Nuova (Paperback): Dante Alighieri Vita Nuova (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Edited by Mark Musa
R208 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vita Nuova (1292-94) is the first of Dante's major writings. It is a supreme work of love; thirty-one poems are linked by a lyrical prose narrative poem celebrating and debating the subject of love. In the opening chapter Dante sets himself the task of giving meaning to the poetry which he composed and the events which took place after his meeting with Beatrice and the `Lord of Love'. The `new life' which this meeting inspired is the subject of Dante's most profound creation, which has been read variously as biography, religious allegory, and a meditation on poetry itself. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Inferno (Paperback, New edition): Dante Alighieri The Inferno (Paperback, New edition)
Dante Alighieri; Translated by H.F. Cary; Introduction by Claire Honess; Series edited by Tom Griffith
R109 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R17 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Translated by H.F. Cary With an Introduction by Claire Honess. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet 'Divine' was added by later admirers) in exile from his native Florence, he aimed to address a world gone astray both morally and politically. At the same time, he sought to push back the restrictive rules which traditionally governed writing in the Italian vernacular, to produce a radically new and all-encompassing work. The Comedy tells the story of the journey of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman. In the Inferno, Dante's protagonist - and his reader - is presented with a graphic vision of the dreadful consequences of sin, and encounters an all-too-human array of noble, grotesque, beguiling, ridiculous and horrific characters.

Paradiso (Paperback): Dante Alighieri Paradiso (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Translated by Stanley Lombardo; Introduction by Alison Cornish; Notes by Alison Cornish
R542 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R62 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Like his groundbreaking Inferno (Hackett, 2009) and Purgatorio (Hackett, 2016), Stanley Lombardo's Paradiso features a close yet dynamic verse translation, innovative verse paragraphing for reader-friendliness, and a facing-page Italian text. It also offers an extraordinarily helpful set of notes and headnotes as well as Introduction-all designed for first-time readers of the canticle-by Alison Cornish.

Inferno (Paperback): Dante Alighieri Inferno (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri
R183 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R33 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
La Divina Comedia (English, Spanish, Paperback): Dante Alighieri La Divina Comedia (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Dante Alighieri
R507 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R26 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars (Paperback, 109 Ed): Dante Alighieri Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars (Paperback, 109 Ed)
Dante Alighieri
R57 R48 Discovery Miles 480 Save R9 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Happiness beyond all words! A life of peace and love, entire and whole!' A collection of cantos from Paradiso, the most original and experimental part of the Divina Commedia. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri - Volume 1: Inferno (Paperback, Reissue): Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri - Volume 1: Inferno (Paperback, Reissue)
Dante Alighieri; Edited by Robert M. Durling; Introduction by Ronald L. Martinez, Robert M. Durling; Illustrated by Robert Turner
R380 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R53 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first volume of a new prose translation of Dante's epic - the first in twenty-five years. Robert Durling's translation brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell. A newly edited version of the Italian text can be found on facing pages, and this edition includes fully comprehensive notes as well as sixteen essays on special subjects.

The Divine Comedy - Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Hardcover): Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy - Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Hardcover)
Dante Alighieri; Illustrated by Gustave Dore
R548 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dante's masterpiece of literature is well matched by the peerless art of Gustave Dore. Dante and his guides, Virgil and Beatrice, journey through the cantos in an allegory of the passage of the soul through the Afterlife, with the subtle engraving of Dore's illustrations perfectly complementing the movement from darkness through to light.

La Divina Comedia (Spanish, Paperback): Dante Alighieri La Divina Comedia (Spanish, Paperback)
Dante Alighieri
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La Divina Comedia (Spanish, Paperback): Dante Alighieri La Divina Comedia (Spanish, Paperback)
Dante Alighieri
R290 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R36 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Divine Comedy (Hardcover, Reissue): Dante Alighieri, Allen Mandelbaum The Divine Comedy (Hardcover, Reissue)
Dante Alighieri, Allen Mandelbaum
R594 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R51 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Introduction by Eugenio Montale; Translation by Allen Mandelbaum

Art Young's Inferno (Hardcover): Dante Alighieri, Art Young Art Young's Inferno (Hardcover)
Dante Alighieri, Art Young; Introduction by Steven Heller; Foreword by Glenn Bray
R733 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R124 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Paradiso (Hardcover): Dante Alighieri Paradiso (Hardcover)
Dante Alighieri; Translated by Stanley Lombardo; Introduction by Alison Cornish; Notes by Alison Cornish
R1,391 R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Save R242 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Like his groundbreaking Inferno (Hackett, 2009) and Purgatorio (Hackett, 2016), Stanley Lombardo's Paradiso features a close yet dynamic verse translation, innovative verse paragraphing for reader-friendliness, and a facing-page Italian text. It also offers an extraordinarily helpful set of notes and headnotes as well as Introduction-all designed for first-time readers of the canticle-by Alison Cornish.

The Divine Comedy - Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Paperback): Robin Kirkpatrick The Divine Comedy - Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Paperback)
Robin Kirkpatrick; Dante Alighieri 1
R306 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Robin Kirkpatrick's masterful verse translation of The Divine Comedy, tracing Dante's journey from Hell to Purgatory and finally Paradise, is published here for the first time in a single volume. The volume includes a new introduction, notes, maps and diagrams, and is the ideal edition for students as well as the general reader who is coming to the great masterpiece of Italian literature for the first time. The Divine Comedydescribes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. 'The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism... likely to be the best modern version of Dante' - Bernard O'Donoghue 'The most moving lines literature has achieved' - Jorge Luis Borges 'This version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translation - a deeply-informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read' - Professor David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania Individual editions of Robin Kirkpatrick's translation - Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso - are also available in Penguin Classics, and include Dante's Italian printed alongside the English text. Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided by political duties and poetry, the most of famous of which was inspired by his meeting with Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice, including La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. He died in Ravenna in 1321. Robin Kirkpatrick is a poet and widely-published Dante scholar. He has taught courses on Dante's Divine Comedy in Hong Kong, Dublin, and Cambridge where is Fellow of Robinson College and Professor of Italian and English Literatures.

PURGATORY - Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Two. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray (Hardcover, Main): Alasdair Gray,... PURGATORY - Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Two. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray (Hardcover, Main)
Alasdair Gray, Dante Alighieri 1
R391 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In part two of La Divina Commedia, one of the masterpieces of world literature, Dante and his guide, the poet Virgil, must enter and traverse Purgatory and the seven deadly sins in their quest to reach Heaven. In this colloquial version of Dante's masterpiece, Alasdair Gray offers an original translation in his own unique idiom. Lyrical and modern, this remarkable edition yokes two great literary minds, seven hundred years apart, and brings the classic text alive for the twenty-first century.

The Divine Comedy (Paperback): Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Translated by Steve Ellis 1
R303 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover this fresh, pacy, modern translation of an enduring literary classic. Halfway through life, you find yourself lost, unsure of the right path. Greed, deception and pride have led you away from the ideals and dreams you cherished in younger days. How do you go on? This is the starting point of one of the most extraordinary and important journeys in western literature, a stunningly ambitious flight of imagination and philosophy which has reverberated down the years since Dante Alighieri first wrote it down in the fourteenth century. The Divine Comedy is a vision of the afterlife, the three regions of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, through which the narrator must journey in order to better understand the workings of the universe, the love of God, and his place in the world. Poet and translator Steve Ellis translated the Inferno in 1994, and it was greeted with great acclaim. Now Ellis's translation of the entire poem is published here for the first time, and Dante's epic can be experienced afresh and in new glorious life and colour, the physicality and immediacy of Dante's verse rendered in English as never before. A NEW TRANSLATION BY STEVE ELLIS

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