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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They meet Mohammed; the Tuscan leaders Pier da Medicina and Mosca dei Lam
- herti; the instigator of Julius Caesar, Curio; and the Provencal poet and warrior
Bertran de Born. Who could ever — even with words set loose in prose — tell in ...
Appendix G Bertran de Born, "Be'mplatz logais temps de pascor" The joy of
combat has seldom been rendered so vigorously as by this minor nobleman and
poet. It is attractive to suppose that he himself has provided Dante much of the ...
The speaker is Bertran de Born (d. 121 5?), a renowned poet of Provence whom
Dante once praised for his military verses and for his liberality. Bertrand was
rumored to have urged the son of the English king Henry II to rebel against his
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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