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Mandelbaum, Allen 1926-2011

Works: 96 works in 354 publications in 2 languages and 14,722 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Study guides  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Dictionaries  Illustrations  Biography  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.1
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Publications by Allen Mandelbaum, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Allen Mandelbaum
The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil( Book )
41 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,100 libraries worldwide
Virgil's epic poem in verse translation describing the fall of Troy
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 1,436 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
Three centuries of American poetry, 1620-1923 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,419 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
Lectura Dantis Purgatorio by Allen Mandelbaum( file )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
Contains commentary on the Purgatorio by various scholars. This book presents to the nonspecialist reader one of the cantos of the transitional middle cantica of Dante's unique Christian epic. It provides awareness of Dante's timeless aspirations and achievements
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri : a verse translation with introds. & commentary by Dante Alighieri( Book )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
The Inferno remains literature's most hallowed and graphic vision of Hell. In this first part of the epic The Divine Comedy, Dante is led by the poet Virgil down into the nine circles of Hell, where he travels through nightmare landscapes of fetid cesspools, viper pits, frozen lakes, and boiling rivers of blood and witnesses sinners being beaten, burned, eaten, defecated upon, and torn to pieces by demons. Along the way he meets the most fascinating characters known to the classical and medieval world -- the silver-tongued Ulysses, lustful Francesca da Rimini, the heretical Farinata degli Uberti, and scores of other intriguing and notorious figures
Lectura Dantis Inferno by Allen Mandelbaum( file )
18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,262 libraries worldwide
The California Lectura Dantis is the long-awaited companion to the three-volume verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum of Dante's Divine Comedy. Mandelbaum's translation, with facing original text and with illustrations by Barry Moser, has been praised by Robert Fagles as "exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths," and by the late James Merrill as "lucid and strong . . . with rich orchestration . . . overall sweep and felicity . . . and countless free, brilliant, utterly Dantesque strokes." Charles Simic called the work "
The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Ovid( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
A treasury of classical myths. It weaves together every major mythological story to display a dazzling array of miraculous metamorphoses, from the time choas is transformed into order at the moment of creation, to the time when the soul of Julius Caesar is turned into a star and set in the heavens
The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 829 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."
Selected poems of Giuseppe Ungaretti by Giuseppe Ungaretti( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 423 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
The divine comedy : the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 399 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
Chelmaxioms : the maxims, axioms, maxioms of Chelm by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri : purgatorio : a verse translation by Dante Alighieri( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The savantasse of Montparnasse by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 202 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 188 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 113 libraries worldwide
Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Annotation This timeless Christian allegory has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery fo its own identity. In the Inferno, the first of the Comedy's three parts, Dante is conducted by the spirit of the classical poet Virgil through the nine circles of Hell on the initial stage of his arduous journey toward God
Ovid in Sicily by Ovid( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
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