This translation of the inferno, the first canticle of dante alighieris divine comedy, by robert and jean hollander, is one of the best that ive read. Pdf 2015 marked the 750th anniversary of the birth of dante alighieri. Dantes inferno dantes inferno the divine comedy of dante alighieri translated by henry wadsworth longfellow volume 1 this is all of longfellows dante translation of inferno minus the illustrations. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Critical reception and influence david lummus dante and the divine comedy have had a profound influence on the production of literature and the practice of literary criticism across the western world since the moment the comedy was first read. The complete divine comedy inferno, purgatorio, paradiso in one volume from vintage classics. The newer bilingual inferno from robert hollander and jean hollander is a deeply learnedand, by its looks, totally accountableversion of dantes poem.
He is professor in european literature emeritus at princeton and the founding director of both the dartmouth dante project and the princeton. The divine comedy by dante alighieri is an epic poem written between 8 and his death in 21. An initial canto serves as an introduction to the poem and is generally considered to be part of the first cantica, bringing the total number of cantos. Hollanders aim is to tell us everything dante knewabove all, everything he readthat might have contributed to the composition of the divine comedy. Divine comedy project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. The princeton dante project opened for local use on 18 may 1999. It is usually held to be one of the worlds great works of literature.
This portable document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. The divine comedy embraces the celestial and the terrestrial, the mythological and the historical, the practical and the ethical. Project gutenbergs the divine comedy, complete, by dante alighieri this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Divided into three major sections inferno, purgatorio, and paradiso the narrative traces the journey of dante from darkness and. Hollander, a renowned scholar and master teacher of dante, and jean hollander, an accomplished poet, have written a beautifully accurate and clear verse translation of the first volume of danteas epic poem, the divine comedy. In fact the first english translation was only completed in 1802, almost 500 years after dante wrote his italian original. Bit earlier than promised, ive finished the paradiso, so i bring you complete dante alighieris divine comedy in pdf for free download, as 3 separate ebooks inferno, purgatorio, and paradiso. The inferno dante, hollander, robert, hollander, jean on. Featuring the original italian text opposite the translation, this edition also offers an extensive and accessible introduction and generous commentaries that draw. He was also one of the founding members of the department of comparative literature in 1975, and was its first director of undergraduate studies 197578 and its second chair. Although critics and commentators normally address the work as a.
The divine comedy by dante alighieri free pdf ebook. Each canto comes trailing notes of generous length elucidating the political, theological and cosmological aspects of dante. Jean hollander, his wife, is a poet, teacher, and director of the writers conference at the college of new jersey. The divine comedy hollander translation dante alighieri. It is widely considered to be the preeminent work in italian literature 1 and one of the greatest works of world literature. The greatest poem of the middle ages, in the standard carlyl. Also see our other translations of dantes divine comedy. Intertextual dante is a digital edition of dantes commedia that highlights its intertextual passages. The pdp combines a traditional approach to the study of dantes comedy with new techniques of compiling and consulting data, images, and sound. The divine comedy is a poem in which dante views himself as a pilgrim, representative of all. O, of the other poets honour and light, avail me the long study and great love that have impelled me to explore thy volume. Robert hollander, a renowned scholar and master teacher of dante, and jean hollander, an accomplished poet, have written a beautifully accurate and clear verse translation of the first volume of dantes epic poem, the divine comedy.
Dante alighieri the divine comedy hollander translation. Henry wadsworth longfellow is a publication of the pennsylvania state university. The work is written in the first person, and tells of dantes journey. If youve already downloaded the first 2 parts, feel free to redownload them, as the final versions are extended, with few mistakes corrected. Digital dante offers original research and ideas on dante. Nov 11, 2007 robert hollander is one of the preeminent dante scholars of our time. Divine comedy john ciardi pdf may 27, the paperback of the the divine comedy. Sep 12, 2010 the divine comedy by dante alighieri is an epic poem written between 8 and his death in 21. It is a discourse on the role of reason in faith and the individual in society. His divine comedy, originally called comedia modern italian. And in the header you have the links to the three parts seperately.
Featuring the original italian text opposite the translation, this edition also offers an extensive and accessible introduction and generous commentaries that. This everymans library editioncontaining in one volume all three cantos, inferno, purgatorio, and paradisoincludes an introduction by nobel prizewinning poet eugenio montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. They are at work translating dantes purgatorio and paradiso, and doubleday will publish their complete divine comedy in 2002. Thou art my master, and my author thou, thou art alone the one from whom i took. Dante alighieri divine comedy, inferno 5 which spreads abroad so wide a river of speech. The divine comedy is not a comedy at all, the title commedia refers to the fact that the journey starts from hell and ends with dantes visit to heaven and meeting with god and understanding of the mystery of reincarnation. The divine comedy, complete the vision of paradise, purgatory and hell author. The project gutenberg etext of infernohell by dante aligheri. Commedia, later christened divina by giovanni boccaccio, written by dante alighieri between 8 and his death in 21, is widely considered the central epic poem of. Hollander, an accomplished poet, have written a beautifully accurate and clear verse translation of the first volume of dantes epic poem, the divine comedy. English translations of dantes divine comedy wikipedia. An introduction to dantes comedy while the divine comedy describes a spiritual journey that all humans share, the work also reflects the particulars of dantes time, place, and personal history. Robert hollander taught dantes divine comedy to princeton students for fortytwo years, and is the author of a dozen books and more than seventy articles on dante, boccaccio, and other italian authors.
Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, dante alighieris poetic masterpiece, the divine comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of hell, up the arduous slopes of. The divine comedyseries overdrive rakuten overdrive. Robert hollander, a renowned scholar and master teacher of dante, and jean hollander, an accomplished poet, have written a beautifully accurate and clear verse translation of the first volume of dante s epic poem, the divine comedy. The divine comedy series 3 book series kindle edition. The authoritative translations of the inferno, the purgatorio, and the paradisotogether in one volume. Read texts from the divine comedy hollander translation and join the genius community of scholars to learn the meaning behind the words. The project offers a new way to read and research intertextual passages in the commedia. The lack of english translations before this is due in part to dante. The text of dantes poem is always at the center of the users attention, and he or she is able to consult, within the confines of the pdp. Featuring the original italian text opposite the translation, this. It includes the arguments prefixed to the cantos by the rev. Overdrive read 43 adobe epub ebook 43 kindle book 15 overdrive mp3 audiobook 3 overdrive listen 3 adobe pdf ebook 2.
Dantes the divine comedy the inferno dante alighieri. This is the first volume of a new prose translation of dantes epic the first in twentyfive years. Their english version of the comedy is fast and straightforward, sticking close to the original text but adding vigor to what can sometimes be very bland in english. Dante alighieri inferno i hollander translation genius. If youve already downloaded the first 2 parts, feel free to redownload them, as the final versions are extended, with few mistakes corrected, plus with an enhanced layout. The divine comedy by dante aligheri was translated into french and spanish and other european languages well before it was first translated into english. Robert hollander, professor in european literature, emeritus, first taught in the department of romance languages in 1961. Complete dante alighieris divine comedy in pdf 3 books. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide.
For further discussion of catos rebuke, see hollander. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. The divine comedy is composed of 14,233 lines that are divided into three canticas ital. Dante alighieri, charles eliot norton created date. Bit earlier than promised, ive finished the paradiso, so i bring you complete dante alighieris divine comedy in pdf for free download, as 3. Feb 28, 2008 bit earlier than promised, ive finished the paradiso, so i bring you complete dante alighieris divine comedy in pdf for free download, as 3 separate ebooks inferno, purgatorio, and paradiso. Durante degli alighieri, commonly known by his short name dante alighieri or simply as dante 1265 21, was a major italian poet of the late middle ages.393 1345 1158 136 1002 1415 1110 576 855 1226 1485 814 407 1584 1611 688 428 650 498 828 1637 260 1346 1570 377 860 1502 233 564 31 470 1491 232 1308 415 155 163 1219 367 181 504