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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Purgatorio
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195087410
Presented with both Italian and English text, this version of Dante's classic follows the poet's journey through Purgatory under the guidance of Virgil in search of Beatrice.
The Faerie Qveene
The Faerie Qveene
Paperback      ISBN: 058209951x
/* LC275, 0-582-09951-X, Hamilton, A.C., Spenser: The Faerie Queene, Second Edition */ The first edition book of this book has become essential to the study of one of the seminal masterpieces of English literature. The Faerie Queen has influenced, inspired and challenged generations of writers, readers and scholars since its completion in 1596. And, due to its epic length, it is also one of the hardest to comprehend. In this fully revised second edition, the poem has been freshly annotated throughout, as has the additional material which includes a chronology, a letter to Raleigh, commendatory verses, and dedicatory sonnets. A list of characters and their appearances has been compiled by Shohachi Fakuda and the text has been newly edited by Hiroshi Yamashita and Toshiyuki Suzuki. Those wishing to read and/or better understand the Faerie Queene.
The Inferno Of Dante Alighieri
The Inferno Of Dante Alighieri
Paperback      ISBN: 1590171144
This startling new translation of Dante's Inferno is by Ciaran Carson, one of contemporary Ireland's most dazzlingly gifted poets. Written in a vigorous and inventive contemporary idiom, while also reproducing the intricate rhyme-scheme that is so essential to the beauty and power of Dante's epic, Carson's virtuosic rendering of the Inferno is that rare thing—a translation with the heft and force of a true English poem. Like Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid, Ciaran Carson's Inferno is an extraordinary modern response to one of the great works of world literature.
Beowulf: A Verse Translation
A Verse Translation
Paperback      ISBN: 0393975800
This text presents a faithful translation, discussion, essays and detailed annotations on "Beowulf" - a poem written in Old English sometime before the tenth century A.D. describing the adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience, and Pearl: Verse Translations
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience, and Pearl
Verse Translations
Paperback      ISBN: 0393976580
Provides translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Patience.
The Song of Roland
The Song of Roland
Paperback      ISBN: 0375757112
A translation of the medieval epic poem about Roland's adventures and death in Charlemagne's war against the pagans.
The Owl and the Nightingale, Cleanness, st Erkenwald
The Owl and the Nightingale, Cleanness, st Erkenwald
Paperback      ISBN: 0140442456
The School of Whoredom
The School of Whoredom
Paperback      ISBN: 1843910365
Ingeniously subverting the Greek literary form, Aretino here presents a dialogue - not of profound philosophical thought - but of the art of prostitution.
The Treasure of the City of Ladies: Or the Book of the Three Virtues
The Treasure of the City of Ladies
Or the Book of the Three Virtues
Paperback      ISBN: 014044453x
The Divine Comedy: Inferno
The Divine Comedy
Paperback      ISBN: 0691018960
Charles S. Singleton's edition of the Divine Comedy, of which this is the first part, provides the English-speaking reader with everything he needs to read and understand Dante's great masterpiece. The Italian text here is in the edition of Giorgio Petrocchi, the leading Italian editor of Dante. Professor Singleton's prose translation, facing the Italian in a line-for-line arrangement on each page, is smooth and literate. The companion volume, the Commentary, marshals every point of information the reader may require: vocabulary; grammar; identification of Dante's characters; historical sources of some of the incidents and, where pertinent, excerpts from those sources in their original languages and in translation; profound clear analysis of the Divine Comedy's basic allegory. There is a complete bibliography of every aspect of Dante studies. This first part of the Divine Comedy which is illustrated with maps of Italy and the region Dante knew especially, diagrams of the circles of Hell, and plates showing some of the historic sites mentioned by Dante in his poem.