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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (4 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140448977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140448979
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.6 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem's construction than nearly all of his competitors. . . . There is much to recommend here-certainly the intelligence, the energy, the linguistic range. . . . His introduction and canto-by-canto notes are remarkably level and lucid, as attentive to structure as to syntax, language and motif, and deftly cross-reference the whole poem. On their own, they would justify the price." -"The Times" (London)

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Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. He married Gemma Donati in his twenties and had four children. He met Beatrice, who was to be his muse, in 1274, and when she died in 1290 he sought distraction in philosophy and theology, and wrote La Vita Nuova. He worked on the Divine Comedy from 1308 until near the time of his death 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.


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Kirkpatrick is a translator who follows no single theory of translation - this means that his text is intelligently woven and attentive to sonic and structural texture. And, after all, this is what Dante himself prized the most (as is evident from his De Vulgari Eloquentia). Not only do I recommend this text, but I insist that it is indispensible to anybody who calls him/herself a lover of literature. Paradiso, more than any text in the literary canon, is a work that will stay with you forever.
And for the literature student, Kirkpatrick's translations are fantastic because they come with extensive notes covering every single topic you may be asked to write about.
Enjoy! (I know I did!)
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By Mark Twain on 31 Mar 2013
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English on one side Italian on the other throughout. Lovely book incredible foreward which is a history lesson in itself. Really happy with the purchase.
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By marzocco on 24 Sep 2011
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canto19, line 56

current text in this book:tanto, che suo principio discerna

right version: tanto, che suo principio "non" discerna
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By PablitoBD on 2 May 2011
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I enjoy good clasics, the trouble the human face, man and women all the life, and what we will deal for our sins, this help us to understand the good the bad of us.
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4 of 16 people found the following review helpful By FluffyZGiggler on 4 Feb 2011
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I'm going to be honest. The only value that this had to me was the price. The translation is one of the worst I have seen, and I would recommend the Robert Durling version over this one ANY DAY. It is a translation, but without any finesse. It basically translates the text word for word, and a lot of the meaning becomes completely lost to the reader. In attempting to follow the style, rather than the meaning and the style, the only value it had to me was that it sounded nice. Comprehension and understanding of this text were nominal in comparison to other translations. Translation is an art form which Kirkpatrick has not quite grasped yet. Furthermore, the commentaries and notes did not provide much clarity into this obviously complex text. A complete waste of money. Spend the extra bit and buy the Robert Durling edition.
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