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Mandelbaum, Allen 1926-2011

Works: 104 works in 396 publications in 3 languages and 15,557 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Legends  Epic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Study guides  Fiction  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.1
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Most widely held works about Allen Mandelbaum
Most widely held works by Allen Mandelbaum
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem in verse translation describing the fall of Troy
Three centuries of American poetry, 1620-1923( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of America's vast poetic heritage, Three Centuries of American Poetry features the work of some 150 of our nation's finest writers. From the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Romantic Era and the Gilded and Modern Ages, this unrivaled anthology also presents a memorable array of rare ballads, songs, hymns, spirituals, and carols that echo through our nation's history. Highlights include Native American poems, African American writings, and the works of Quakers, colonists, Huguenots, transcendentalists, scholars, slaves, politicians, journalists, and clergymen. These discerning selections demonstrate that the American canon of poetry is as diverse as the nation itself, and constantly evolving as we pass through time. Most important, this collection strongly reflects the peerless styling that mark the American poetic experience as unique. Here, in one distinguished volume, are the many voices of the New World
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1990 verse translation of Homer's epic Greek poem, telling of the trails and exile, return and revenge of Odysseus, featuring twelve engravings by Italian-born painter Marialuisa De Romans
The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Ovid( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through Mandelbaum's poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew
The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Divine Comedy' begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Allen Mandelbaum's astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman's edition -- containing in one volume all three cantos, 'Inferno, ' 'Purgatorio, ' and 'Paradiso' -- includes an introduction by Nobel Prize-winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth century series of illustrations." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume of this new Divine Comedy presents the Italian text of the Inferno and, on facing pages, a new prose translation (the first in twenty-five years). Robert Durling's translation brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with all its terror, pathos, and sardonic humor, and its penetrating analyses of the psychology of sin and the ills that plague society. Martinez and Durling's introduction and notes are designed with the first-time reader of the poem in mind but will be useful to others as well. The concise introduction presents essential biographical and historical background and a discussion of the form of the poem. The notes are more extensive than those in most translations currently available, and they contain much new material. In addition, sixteen short essays explore the autobiographical dimension of the poem, the problematic body analogy, the question of Christ's presence in Hell, and individual cantos that have been the subject of controversy, including those on homosexuality. There is an extensive bibliography, and the four indexes (to foreign words, passages cited, proper names in the notes, and to proper names in the text and translation) will make the volume particularly useful. Robert Turner's illustrations include detailed maps of Italy, clearly labeled diagrams of the cosmos and of the structure of Hell, and line drawings illustrating objects and places mentioned in the poem
Selected poems of Giuseppe Ungaretti by Giuseppe Ungaretti( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante by George Holmes( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Italiaanse dichter Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism. This volume contains the complete translation of Dante's Paradiso
Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translator Allen Mandelbaum brings to contemporary readers the first and most famous part of Dante's Divine Comedy: the poet's classic journey through the underworld. Here is Dante at his ribald, shocking best as he describes in vivid detail his harrowing descent to the very bottom of Hell. Filled with politics and philosophy, humor and horror, the Inferno is an epic poem at once universal and personal. For as we're led to the last circle of the Inferno, we recognize the very worst in human nature -- and the ever-abiding potential for redemption
Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what may be his most ambitious project to date, Merwin has translated, in verse, the central section of Dante's "Divine ComedyQPurgatorio, " a journey up the Mountain of Purgatory, where souls are cleansed in preparation for their ultimate ascent to heaven
Lectura Dantis : Inferno by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chelmaxioms : the maxims, axioms, maxioms of Chelm by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise by Dante Alighieri( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brilliant new verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum captures the consummate beauty of the third and last part of Dante's Divine Comedy. The Paradiso is a luminous poem of love and light, of optics, angelology, polemics, prayer, prophecy, and transcendent experience. As Dante ascends to the Celestial Rose, in the tenth and final heaven, all the spectacle and splendor of a great poet's vision now becomes accessible to the modern reader in this highly acclaimed, superb dual language edition. With extensive notes and commentary. - from the publisher
The savantasse of Montparnasse by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectura Dantis : Purgatorio by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new critical volume contains commentary on the 'Purgatorio' by 33 international scholars, each of whom presents to the nonspecialist reader one of the cantos of the transitional middle cantica of Dante's unique Christian epic
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri : purgatorio : a verse translation by Dante Alighieri( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most popular epic of Western culture springs to life in Allen Mandelbaum's magnificent translation. Homer's masterpiece tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War--a journey of ten years and countless thrilling adventures. Rich in Greek folklore and myth, featuring gods and goddesses, monsters and sorceresses, The Odyssey has enchanted listeners around the world for thousands of years. Mandelbaum's robust, romantic, lyrical translation has an openness and immediacy unsurpassed by any other. Read aloud, it is a wonderful way to experience this enduring classic
A treasury of American poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of nearly eight hundred poems by over one hundred and fifty American poets, reflecting the poetic spirit of the country, including works by Whitman, Thoreau, Wadsworth, Hughes, and Poe, among others
Journeyman; [poems] by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Three centuries of American poetry, 1620-1923
Alternative Names
Allen Mandelbaum Amerikaans taalkundige (1926-2011)

Allen Mandelbaum poeta e traduttore statunitense

Allen Mandelbaum US-amerikanischer Hochschullehrer für italienischen Literatur

אלן מנדלבאום


Three centuries of American poetry, 1620-1923The Odyssey of HomerThe Metamorphoses of OvidThe divine comedyThe divine comedy of Dante AlighieriDanteParadisoDante's Inferno