The Inferno

Modern Library, 2002 - 490 páginas
Publisher's description: Of the great poets, Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adequately render into English verse. In the Inferno, Dante not only judges sin but strives to understand it so that the reader can as well. With this major new translation, Anthony Esolen has succeeded brilliantly in marrying sense with sound, poetry with meaning, capturing both the poem's line-by-line vigor and its allegorically and philosophically exacting structure, yielding an Inferno that will be as popular with general readers as with teachers and students. For, as Dante insists, without a trace of sentimentality or intellectual compromise, even Hell is a work of divine art. Esolen also provides a critical Introduction and endnotes, plus appendices containing Dante's most important sources--from Virgil to Saint Thomas Aquinas and other Catholic theologians--that deftly illuminate the religious universe the poet inhabited.

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Review: Inferno (La Divina Commedia #1)

Procura do Utilizador  - Jenny Clark - Goodreads

A rather winding and twisted narative but rather darkly funny Ler crítica na íntegra

Review: Inferno (La Divina Commedia #1)

Procura do Utilizador  - Andrew - Goodreads

A must read epic poem of Christian (especially Catholic) theology. Do not read it without notations or you will miss quite a bit. Ler crítica na íntegra

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Anthony Esolen is a published poet and professor of English at Providence College who has written extensively on Renaissance and medieval literature. His translations include the three volumes of The Divine Comedy--Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise--Lucretius's De rerum natura, and Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata.

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