The Divine Comedy

Recommended by A N Wilson, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #4 in Italian, Ranked #19 in Antiquessee more rankings.

"Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them, there is no third." T. S. Eliot

"Ciardi has given us a credible, passionate persona of the poet, stripped of the customary gauds of rhetoric and false decoration, strong and noble in utterance." Dudley Fitts

"A sensitive and perceptive translation;a spectacular achievement." Archibald MacLeish

Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment...


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A N Wilson I don’t think there’s anything in world literature to compare with the last few cantos of the Paradiso as a Christian statement. (Source)

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