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  The Divine Comedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, with the spheres of Heaven above, in Michelino's fresco.
The Divine Comedy is composed of three canticas (or "cantiche"), Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise), composed respectively of 34, 33, and 33 cantos.
William Blake illustrated the Comedy and the engravings of Gustave Doré are widely used in modern editions.
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 The Classic Text: Dante Alighieri
In 1555, a fine edition of his Commedia was published in Venice with the adjective divine applied to the poem's title for the first time, resulting in the title still in use today, The Divine Comedy.
Dante's literal journeyis also an allegory of the progress of the individual soul toward God and the progress of political and social mankind toward peace on earth; it is a compassionate, although moral, evaluation of human nature and a mystic vision of the Absolute toward which it strives.
he Divine Comedy is also important for its place in the history of the development of the Italian language.
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 The Divine Comedy (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Divine Comedy is a pop band from Northern Ireland fronted by Neil Hannon.
A serious side to the band was also in evidence in 2000's collaboration with Ute Lemper on her album Punishing Kiss, most of which featured The Divine Comedy as Lemper's backing band.
Hannon's ninth album under the Divine Comedy moniker, Victory for the Comic Muse (a reference to his limited edition debut), was released in June 2006.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Regeneration: Music: Divine Comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Written off at the time of release as The Divine Comedy attempting to ape Radiohead's classic OK Computer, Regeneration can now be appreciated as a much more interesting album that deals specifically with post-millennium turmoil, the shape of the world circa 2001, and the continual dumbing down of society into a tired tabloid pulp.
Regeneration is quite a different album from the rest of the Divine Comedy back-catalouge, and it owes it mostly to its very different sound, created largely by Radiohead's producer.
If you haven't heard the Divine Comedy before you should probably get Casanova to get an idea of what the body of their work is like.
www.amazon.co.uk /Regeneration-Divine-Comedy/dp/B000059N0N   (2690 words)

 VH1.com : The Divine Comedy : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
The Divine Comedy is the alias for Neil Hannon, a British pop singer/songwriter with aspirations of
Originally, the Divine Comedy was an R.E.M. -influenced guitar-driven trio, formed in Londonderry, Ireland, by Neil Hannon (vocals, guitar; born in Londonderry, Ireland, November 7, 1970), John McCullagh (bass), and Kevin Traynor (drums).
The Divine Comedy supported the final single with a tour with a 30-piece orchestra, culminating with a concert at Lond Shepherds Bush Empire, which provided the basis for the band's next album, A Short Album About Love.
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 Amazon.ca: Divine Comedy: Books: Alighieri Dante,John Ciardi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dante Alighieri's 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 Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.
The Divine Comedy" was written in Toscan by the Florentinian Dante Aligheri 700 years ago and is one of the most important texts ever written.
"The Divine Comedy" was first published in the beginning of the 14th century and narrates a vision Dante Alligheri had of his visit to Hell (Dante's Inferno), the Purgatory and to the Heavens (Paradiso), where he is guided by the Latin poet Virgil and later on by his muse, Beatrice, deceased some years before.
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 The Divine Comedy Summary
At last Dante was conducted to the ninth heaven (outerspace), where he received grace, and was permitted to gaze upon divinity and hear the angels' chorus.
Then, in union with the divine, Dante was left alone to behold the glory of God on his throne.
His comedy, rich as it was in multilayered medieval allegory, set fire to the then radically modern idea that literature - works meant primarily to be read rather than retold or enacted could be made both accessible and popular.
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 The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy is a poem that focuses on the journey of its protagonist Dante Alighieri through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.
Dante claims that the poem is a work of nonfiction: he is writing as the scribe of God, who has taken him on this unique journey and revealed to him all that the reader is about to see.
Numerical signs are woven throughout the Comedy, and to such an extent that the reader is sometimes left wondering how many signs appear by chance and how many were intended by Dante.
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 Amazon.de: The Divine Comedy: Bücher: Dante Alighieri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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I think the Comedy is best read as an allegory--on the literal level it describes hell, purgatory, and heaven, but on the symbolic level it is about a journey inside oneself.
The Dore Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy von Gustave Dore
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 HammerArts: Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy is a set of poems describing the poet's journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.
Dante (1265-1321) was a Florentine, and he wrote the Comedy while in political exile during the opening years of the fifteenth century, as a memorial to his exalted love Beatrice Portinari, whose death in 1290 had profoundly affected his life.
The exhibition of Botticelli's Divine Comedy drawings opened in the Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy, London, on 17 March 2001.
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The incarnation of The Divine Comedy that made Victory For The Comic Muse ran, at peak, to 28 musicians.
At this larval stage, The Divine Comedy were earnest REM soundalikes in leather jackets, almost hilariously removed from the literate, witty sumptuous orchestral pop that the name would come to represent.
Another Divine Comedy crowd favourite in the making, A Lady Of A Certain Age sounds, Hannon concedes, like it might be a sequel to Peter Sarstedts Where Do You Go To My Lovely?, depicting an idle widow contemplating a gilded youth through a nostalgic cocktail haze.
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 Original Salvador Dali Divine Comedy Woodcuts
We offer authentic woodcuts by Salvador Dali from the Divine Comedy...Salvador Dali illustrated the Divine Comedy with woodcuts for enferno, purgatory, and paradise...Published 1960-1964 by Jean Estrade of Les Hueres Claires...
The Divine Comedy,by Dante and illustrated by Salvador Dali is considered by many to have been Salvador Dali's most incredible and notable work.
For the last six hundred years, the Divine comedy, with its outreaching verse and imagery has drawn people from every walk of life into its verse and has been illustrated throughout history by such notable artists as Boticelli, Flaxman, Dore, and even the poet William Blake.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Divine Comedy (Oxford World's Classics): Books: Alighieri Dante,C.H. Sisson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy by Gustave Doré
After seeing movies and TV shows with references to The Divine Comedy, I thought it about time to see what all the fuss was about.
His looks are those of the pupil of Philosophy and rather the pupil of concise Learning, of respect to his classmates but also the person that has so many a lot to say about them and their Whereabouts.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy (in Italian "Comedia" or "Commedia", later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the greatest epic poem of Italian literature, and one of the greatest of world literature.
Dante called the poem "Comedy" (the adjective "Divine" added later in the 16th century) because poems in the ancient world were classified as High ("Tragic") or Low ("Comedy").
The Divine Comedy is a four-movement symphony for wind ensemble written by Robert W. Smith (ASCAP) which depicts four stages of Dante's journey in a tone poem-like symphonic structure.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/The_Divine_Comedy   (3043 words)

 Amazon.com: The Divine Comedy: Books: Dante Alighieri,John Ciardi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Divine Comedy is one of the few literary works which have enjoyed a fame that was both immediate and enduring.
I was introduced to Ciardi's translation of "The Divine Comedy" in an anthology of continental literature I read in college.
The Divine Comedy, written by Dante, begins with Dante, the main character, stumbling along a deserted path.
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 Bar/None Records: THE DIVINE COMEDY
The Divine Comedy is Neil Hannon, that's all.
The whole may be greater than the sum of it's parts, but that unaccountable difference can only be found in the imagination of the listener; the creator is much too close to the nuts and bolts to lend any particular insight, at least, not yet.
This is probably the purest expression of Divine Comedy schizophrenia to date, and I didn't have to say a word on it.
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 Amazon.com: The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in one volume) (Everyman's Library (Cloth)): Books: Dante ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Coming up to date, I have read thousands of translations of the text of all three parts of the Divine comedy, and this is the best I have found yet.
The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, is a very complex book that describes Dante's adventure through the deepest depths of hell, and all the way through highest circle of Heaven.
The Divine Comedy seems to me to be in the last category.
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 dante's divine comedy
Everyone tries their hand at Dante translations, The Divine Comedy by Robert Pinsky et al and Purgatorio by W.S. Merwin being the best known of recent attempts, though see also A.S. Kilne's.
The translations generally recommended are The Divine Comedy by Charles Singleton (1975) and The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri by John Sinclair (1958).
Non-Italian speakers should try listening to The Divine Comedy read in the original, and work with one of the many parallel texts.
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 Divine Comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Divine Comedy have created a delicious wink and a cocktail sip of a stage act; a martini dream wherein a man with a smidge of style and a shelf of the right reading material can magically transform himself into a dashing Casanova.
This is perhaps why the Divine Comedy's April 18th show at Fez in New York City came a such a delicious surprise.
Stripped of their usual bitterly witty delivery and cynical banter, playing to a capacity crowd which included such music luminaries such as Setanta labelmates and dino-rocker Robert Plant, the Divine Comedy gave a refreshingly energetic and genuine performance.
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 NovelGuide: Divine Comedy: Character Profiles
Dante- Dante acts as both the narrator and the main character of The Divine Comedy.
Thus, Dante uses Comedy as his religious and political platform from which he issues scathing denunciation and equally strong praise for the papal and imperial leaders of his time.
In The Divine Comedy it is Beatrice who, out of love for the poet, initiates Dante’s journey because she believes that he has strayed from a righteous path and she thinks that this divine journey will save him from himself.
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 The Divine Comedy: musicOMH.com
Neil Hannon's songwriting genius is only matched by his rich baritone voice on The Divine Comedy's albums.
He wrote the theme music for Father Ted and Tomorrow's World, while band mate Joby Talbot was resonsible for the theme to The League Of Gentlemen.
Neil Hannon's ninth studio album, Victory For The Comic Muse, is released by Parlophone in June 2006, preceded by the single Diva Lady.
www.musicomh.com /thedivinecomedy   (279 words)

 The Divine Comedy: Inferno - Preface
And they have certainly a right to a sense of possessing him, to be proud of him, and to be grateful to him, for the work which he did for the spread of the knowledge of Italian Literature in the article in the tenth volume on Dante as a Translator.
The three volumes of "The Divine Comedy" were printed for private purposes, as will be described later, in 1865-1866 and 1877, but they were not actually given to the public until the year last named.
Naturally enough, ever since Longfellow's first visit to Europe (1826-1829), and no doubt from an eariler date still, he had been interested in Dante's great work, but though the period of the incubation of his translation was a long one, the actual time engaged in it, was as he himself informs us, exactly two years.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/poetry/TheDivineComedy1-Inferno/Chap0.html   (532 words)

 Divine Comedy > Cyber-funny since 2002
In the meantime, be sure to check out our Join DC section for audition information and keep checking the videos section for new videos.
DIVINE COMEDY AUDITIONS will be held the 14th and 15th in room 151 of the Tanner Building.
Divine Comedy performs several times each semester on the campus of Brigham Young University.
www.divinecomedy.net   (178 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: D: Divine Comedy, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Divine Comedy - Regeneration - Review of the new album by Neil Hannon et al, released on Parlophone on March 12th 2001.
The Divine Comedy interview - Neil Hannon - Interviewed in November 1999.
The Divine Neil Hannon - By Fiona Carter.
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 Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy is a series of which uses nature as an entry point into teaching about human behavior.
It is built on the premise that God shows forth His warmth and wit in the form of soft caricatures in which he portrays human traits (and frailties) via the animal kingdom.
"The Divine Comedy" is the property of Country Road Software.
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