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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 3: Paradiso

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 3: Paradiso
Author: Robert M. Durling
ISBN 13: 9780195087420
ISBN 10: 195087429
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2011-01-05
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 888
List Price: $41.95

One of the greatest living Italian-to-English translators, Durling has at last completed his rendition of the third and final volume of Dante's masterful literary epic, The Divine Comedy. As with the two preceding volumes, Durling's precise and powerful translation of Paradiso appears alongside the original Italian text recounting Dante's journey through heaven with the beautiful Beatrice. The end of each canto contains thorough yet succinct notes by Durling and Ronald Martinez that acquaint the reader with Dante's medieval world and his reference points. Thus the volume will appeal to the general reader as well as lovers and students of Italian literature, language, and history. While English-language translations of the Commedia abound, the accuracy and lyrical verve of Durling's translations have earned him a place as one of the all time greats.