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Meditations on the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

by A. S. Kline, Dante Alighierď

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  • The Meditations comprise a canto by canto commentary on the ideas and intentions behind the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri with an accompanying concept index.
  • The Kindle version also includes A. S. Kline's complete prose translation of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy (unillustrated edition) with associated name index and notes in a single, fully hyper-linked file.

In these meditations on Dante's Divine Comedy the author provides a companion volume to his translation of the great work itself, guiding the reader step by step through the complexities of the Commedia. Aimed not just at the student but also at those who, impressed by its poetry and beauty, simply wish to delve deeper into the meaning and structure of the work, it brings together concepts, factual information, and careful interpretation, to highlight the ideas Dante pursued in creating his masterpiece.

The powerful introduction encompasses the broad sweep of the work, identifying key themes, and placing Dante within his historical period, while pointing his relevance as poet and ethical philosopher to our own age.

The subsequent sections move canto by canto through the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, providing a clear explanation of the action and meaning of each canto, so that the reader can pursue the story and structure of the Commedia without interruption, or examine individual cantos or groups of cantos in depth. A concept index is also provided to allow pursuit of multiple occurrences of ideas and symbols throughout the work.

The approach throughout is a modern secular one, in that the Meditations focus on Dante's role as poet, individual, and ethical thinker, rather than on his religious or doctrinal significance to Christian readers. This neutral stance allows consideration of Dante?s significance to the secular as well as the Christian world, stressing his continuing importance to both, while allowing the wide spectrum of potential readers to bring their own ideas and beliefs to bear on Dante's great achievement.


Published by Poetry in Translation.

ASIN B00SI3OEOY
Amazon Sales Rank 975,849
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Poetry in Translation
Studio Poetry in Translation
Manufacturer Poetry in Translation
Language(s) English (Published)
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