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Oelsner, Herman 1871-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 222 publications in 4 languages and 2,932 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Illustrated works  Dictionaries  Portraits  Biography  Art  Concordances  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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Most widely held works by Herman Oelsner
Il Paradiso di Dante by Dante Alighieri( Book )

35 editions published between 1899 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purgatorio of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

35 editions published between 1901 and 1964 in English and Italian and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inferno of Dante Alighieri : a new translation by Dante Alighieri( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inferno, the first volume of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, is an imaginative tour de force. In this celebrated work -- widely considered to be one of the greatest in the Western canon -- Dante's literary hero Virgil guides him through Hell, showing him the inhabitants of each of its nine circles and examples of the divine justice meted out to them. Originally written in colloquial Italian, The Inferno was intended by Dante as a poem for the common reader. In his new translation, Ciaran Carson has constructed a version that is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigor. Carson, an award-winning Irish poet, accents his Inferno with vivid Hiberno-English idioms, drawing on the Irish poetic and balladmaking tradition to create rhymes that sparkle and stimulate. Carson's swift intelligence never diminishes the pathos of the original, however, and Dante's visions of Hell -- and his pity for some of the damned -- shine through undimmed. This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the twenty-first-century reader's faith in the art of translation. Remarkably inventive, Carson's Inferno is deserving of comparison with Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid
Six dramas of Calderon by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

14 editions published between 1903 and 1924 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of early Italian literature to the death of Dante by Adolfo Gaspary( Book )

7 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Divina commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1938 in Italian and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paradiso. A verse rendering for the modern reader by Dante Alighieri( Book )

12 editions published between 1899 and 1965 in English and Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante's ultimate vision of universal harmony and eternal salvation"--Cover
Dante in Frankreich bis zum Ende des XVIII. Jahrhunderts by Herman Oelsner( Book )

19 editions published between 1896 and 1898 in German and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Vita nuova, together with the version of Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Dante Alighieri( Book )

8 editions published in 1908 in English and Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of Dante on modern thought by Herman Oelsner( Book )

4 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1964 in Italian and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante describes his journey to the renunciation of sin, accepting his suffering in preparation for his entrance into the presence of God."
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six dramas of Calderon by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

2 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of Dante on modern thought: being the Le Bas prize essay, 1894 by Herman Oelsner( Book )

6 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

4 editions published between 1933 and 1944 in English and Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In middle age Dante realizes he has strayed from the True Way into the Dark Wood of Error, or Wordliness. When he realizes his loss, he looks up to see the first light of the sun, the symbol of divine illumination, lighting the top of a small hill, the Mount of Joy. It is Easter, the time of resurrection and rebirth. These symbols fill Dante with hope and he sets out immediately to climb to the top of Mount Joy. His way is blocked, however, by the Three Beasts of Worldliness--the Leopard of Malice and Fraud, the Lion of violence and ambition, and the She-Wolf of Incntinence--who will drive him back into the darkness of error. When all seems lost, Virgil, Dante's symbol of human reason, to lead him from error. With the easy way to the Mount of Joy blacked, Dante must travel the more difficult way through Hell and Purgatory before reaching the light of God. To help him, Virgil offers Dante another Guide--Beatrice, the symbol of divine love
The Inferno ; the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published between 1933 and 1938 in English and Italian and held by 6 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."
Proverbs of Hendyng( )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verses on Queen Margaret's entry to London by John Lydgate( )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Il Paradiso di Dante
Alternative Names
Hermann Oelsner britischer Romanist

Hermann Oelsner British university teacher (1871-1923)

Hermann Oelsner Brits hoogleraar (1871-)

Oelsner, H.

Oelsner, H. 1871-

Oelsner, H. b. 1871

Oelsner, H. (Herman), 1871-

Oelsner, H. (Herman), b. 1871

Oelsner, Herman b. 1871

Oelsner, Hermann

Oelsner, Hermann 1871-

Oelsner, Hermann b. 1871

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