Dante s Divine Comedy A Graphic Adaptation The left handed designer Seymour Chwast has been putting his unparalleled take and influence on the world of illustration and design for the last half century In his version of Dante s Divine Comedy

  • Title: Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation
  • Author: Seymour Chwast
  • ISBN: 9781608190843
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The left handed designer, Seymour Chwast has been putting his unparalleled take and influence on the world of illustration and design for the last half century In his version of Dante s Divine Comedy, Chwast s first graphic novel, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noir ish realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, finding both the wicked and the wThe left handed designer, Seymour Chwast has been putting his unparalleled take and influence on the world of illustration and design for the last half century In his version of Dante s Divine Comedy, Chwast s first graphic novel, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noir ish realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, finding both the wicked and the wondrous on their way.Dante Alighieri wrote his epic poem The Divine Comedy from 1308 to 1321 while in exile from his native Florence In the work s three parts Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise , Dante chronicles his travels throughthe afterlife, cataloging a multitude of sinners and saints many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure and eventually meeting both God and Lucifer face to face.In his adaptation of this skewering satire, Chwast creates a visual fantasia that fascinates on every page From the multifarious torments of the Inferno to the host of delights in Paradise, his inventive illustrations capture the delirious complexity of this classic of the Western canon.

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    1. FIND YOUR IDEAL VERSION OF DANTE IN TEN EASY STEPS ABSOLUTELY FREE!1. Can you read 14th century Italian?YES → Original textNO → 22. Are you T.S. Eliot?YES → Original textNO → 33. Can you read a Scandinavian language?YES → 4NO → 64. Are you looking for something that's beautiful, mystical and philosophically engaging, but is also 1500 pages long, contains a lot of weird sex, and needs to be read three times before you actually understand what it's about?YES → Jan Kjærstad's "Jonas [...]


    2. Researching Dante’s Divine Comedy for a new novel idea. Good place to start, this: packs in all the tortures, Greek references and relevant historical detail. (Having not read TDC, of course, I only have Mr. Chwast’s word for that). Can’t help feeling the punishments weren’t always equal here, on a stratum-by-stratum level. Gluttons were made to lie in a mire of excrement, while carnal sinners were simply tossed about the air, like on a fun wind simulator. Whee! Let’s be carnal! Whee! [...]


    3. I'm not even going to waste much time on this review. I didn't really like the book. At all. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars is that it may open up the possibility to someone to read Dante's actual The Divine Comedy because of the simplistic telling here. It may help someone who feels the story too daunting to understand a little better what's happening. Maybe.It's the simplicity that detracts me from enjoying this volume. Chwast takes the epic poem and breaks it down into one line synopse [...]


    4. First, thank you very much to and Bloomsbury USA for awarding me this book as a First Reads title! This is a great program that spurs discussions on books. Now on to my reviewI started this book having previously read Inferno, but not Purgatorio or Paradiso. Despite that, my reaction was pretty uniform over all three sections. I have to say I was disappointed.I really wanted this graphic adaptation to be the bridge that makes this great classic more accessible to modern readers. If I were the o [...]


    5. Dante's Divine Comedy has, from its earliest days, attracted illustrators ranging from an anonymous 14th-century illuminator, to Botticelli and Blake and Doré. In our day, it has inspired the likes of Leonard Baskin, Salvador Dali and Barry Moser. So why shouldn't Chwast, of Pushpin Studios, try his hand? No reason.But here's the thing. He didn't illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy. Instead, he summarized it and illustrated the summary. It's 127 pages, mostly illustrations. My copies of the Divine [...]


    6. I won this book from a Giveaway, thanks and Bloomsbury!I have always been intrigued by Dante's Divine Comedy, but unfortunately I never got the chance to study it in college as an English major (I know!). So I thought this would be perfect. A simplified graphic novel version of the epic is about all I can manage at this busy stage in my life. I was excited. This was a quick read. It's an extremely short summary of the work. The writing seems quick and hasty, as do the illustrations. It kind of [...]


    7. I am really concerned that people rated this book above one star. Not only is the art in this book at the level of a third grader (I Googled the creator because I wanted to make sure this wasn't the case) but the story is nearly incomprehensible. I picked it up at the library because I love the ideas contained in Dante's Divine Comedy and I thought the idea of a graphic novel of his work was an excellent idea. Then I started reading it and my jaw hit the ground at how bad the art was. what black [...]


    8. Für Neulinge und Einsteiger eine straffe, komprimierte Fassung der Göttlichen Komödie. Zeitgemäß interpretiert - was in Ordnung ist - aber durch das doch etwas hingehudelte malerische Geschludere des Zeichners kein größerer Lustgewinn - ähem. Als kleine Einstimmung auf das eigentliche Werk Dantes' aber durchaus amüsant.


    9. If you want the barest outline of Dante's Divine Comedy presented in a visual style only slightly more advanced than that of my eight year old, then this is your book. I'm honestly at a loss to see why this artist is so acclaimed and influential.


    10. I received Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation for free through First Reads program. As a graphic novel, it was a quick read, so I made it through in two days' time. As I pen my review, I feel that to do it justice, I really ought to take a two-pronged approach: First to review Dante's Divine Comedy, and then to review Chwast's illustrated adaptation of it.As I followed Dante through hell, purgatory, and heaven, I was surprised at how contemporary he made his poetry. Sometimes, Dante es [...]


    11. This adaptation of the journey to heaven and hell is a zoot suit riot!Imagine Dante Alighieri as a trenchcoat-wearing 1930's sleuth, and Virgil as the Monopoly Man. Imagine souls dressed like flappers dancing and an artistic style that recalls doodles in an English Literature notebook, and you'll have the essence of this book. One of the quotes on the back: "Hell doesn't look so bad. I'm almost looking forward to floating in pools of excrement Seymour has put the comedy back into the divine." Fr [...]


    12. I read this to test my kindle - i.e if I would enjoy reading an ebook - and I only chose it bc it was the first thing I found on overdrive, oddly enough. I tried reading the actual divine comedy last year for book club but found it just too dense and hard to understand without constant googling. I will read it eventually, but this was a great companion piece for before then! basically a summary of each canto, with sarcastic illustrations depicting dante & co. as 40s bogart-esque characters. [...]


    13. Enjoyable adaptation of the Divine Comedy, but one that made me feel that I needed to read the real thing (or a more detailed summary) to understand a lot of it. It felt more like a fun read for those who are already familiar with Dante's work than a guide for the perplexed. I enjoyed the bold, noir-ish illustrations although I did really want to colour them in. I might keep it as a colouring book.



    14. Lately I have really enjoyed me some epic poems in new forms or new translations. I had to reread Beowulf for my M.A. exam, and I was surprised by how much I genuinely liked Seamus Heaney's 2001 translation. Then I picked up the most recent version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a poem I remember liking anyway, but liked particularly as translated by Simon Armitage. Now these are both new translations, in verse, that are in my opinion better than the translations that I have read in the pas [...]


    15. I was fairly excited when I won this from the FirstReads giveaway. A graphic novel adaptation of a classic, sounds cool, right? Now I'll freely admit that I was not familiar with Dante's Divine Comedy in any form, so for those like me, this is the basic story:Dante, the poet himself, explores Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven with Virgil (the classical poet) as his guide, and occasional appearances by Beatrice (Dante's dead lover). They see the specific punishments for various types of sinners, those [...]


    16. After a brief description of Dante's life and things that might influence this work, it goes through the story using images with thick outlines and simplistic figures. The tone is matter-of-fact and really stripped of emotion, even the suffering people who yell "no!" "help!" or when the narrator says I fainted of emotion. The narrator, who is supposed to be Dante, is dressed in a trench coat, and he's wearing a hat and sunglasses and always has a pipe in his mouth, speaking out of the edges of h [...]


    17. Pues veo que hay muchas personas molestas por esta adaptación. A mí, sin embargo, me gustó mucho: es divertida, es algo nuevo y no tiene pretensiones más que las de contar una historia que todo el mundo debe conocer. Si no has leído La divina comedia de Dante, es una buena introducción aunque hay muchos chistes que no vas a entender. Si ya leíste La divina comedia, ten por seguro que te vas a divertir y te hará recordar tus pasajes favoritos tanto del infierno como del purgatorio y del e [...]


    18. (Won from First Reads.)There are some wonderful visual images in this book, but on the whole, I was underwhelmed. The story is a bare bones summary of the plot of the original, which I found pretty hard to follow. The real body of the work is the pen & ink illustrations, which use archtypal images from the 1920's in an amusing way; I particularly enjoyed the scenes using repeating images of people in chorus lines or odd patterns. (There may be tips of the hat to M.C. Escher here, and perhaps [...]


    19. bleh. this is probably the worst graphic novel i've read. so strange, because i requested it based on so many great reviews. the worst thing about it is the drawing style, which to me, is the most important part of making a graphic novel amazing. i disliked the style and the book fails in so many ways to tell a story like dante's inferno. it does depict some pretty gross levels of inferno, so that's one win.


    20. This comic is about Dante and another guy (I forget his name) that go through all the stages of hell and such to try and get to heaven. This book was actually very interesting and I liked it a lot, it was exciting and pretty funny at the same time. If you ever thought about reading this book then you should definitely.


    21. This is a superb version of Dante's masterpiece and brings the epic poem to life with simple yet superb illustrations and text that keeps the main points of Dante's work without alienating mainstream readers and allowing Chwast's own personality to come through. An enjoyable read that makes Dante's work even more widely available and readable without losing any of its impact.


    22. What a strange story. The story follows Dante through the trials of fumbling his way through hell with Virgil to seek paradise beyond. He ventures through the circles of hell meeting monsters along the way. I could not follow this story too well and it confused me for the most part. However, the artwork in it is very simple and almost looks as if a 12 year old had drawn out an elaborate story.


    23. A slapdash run through the divine comedy never giving us more than an abbreviated cliff notes version with lazy art. Half the pages are the torments of hell which are more picturesque, but then the other thirds of the story each get one quarter of the space total, making purgatory and paradise even more surface skimmed.


    24. Confirms my previous unfounded understanding that Hell is the best of the three, and Heaven is sort of boring (slash where Dante's personal grudges are the most obvious). The best sort of Cliffs Notes -- here's the circles of hell, here's the tiers of purgatory, here are the spheres of heaven. Here's what was in them. The end.


    25. You, too, can read Dante's masterpiece in 30 minutes.The souls in Heaven make up "A Mystic Rose.""Angels flew like bees from God, gathering eternal salvation to the souls in the Rose and back again.""St. Bernard describes the order of the souls in the Rose. The Virgin sits on top of half the Rose. The other half is headed by John The Baptist. Gabriel embraces Mary with his wings." pp.123-5


    26. This is an absolutely hilarious rendition of the Commedia! While it's far from a replacement for the actual text, the creative drawings aren't half bad at helping to visualize some of the more abstract parts of Dante (though there are a few mistakes here and there). Highly recommended





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