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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He is Dante's mentor, but not as a poet, exactly — Virgil was that, and for Italian
letters, Dante will call the love poet Guido Guinizelli his "father" (Purg. 26.97-99).
Rather, Brunetto was the elder statesman who showed Dante how the man of ...
77. those old Romans: Most of the noble Florentine families, including Dante's,
held that they stemmed from the Romans and not from the hill people, the
Fiesolan partisans of the traitor Catiline. After Julius Caesar destroyed Faesulae,
CANTO TWENTY-FOUR Ovid was the great poet of change, and Dante was the
great poet of order, and here and in the next canto Dante's moral order and his
poetic craftsmanship defeat Ovid at his own game. The metamorphoses of the ...
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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