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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During this time he was involved in the clash between two hostile factions of the
Guelph party, the Whites and the Blacks. Aligning himself with the White Guelphs,
Dante campaigned to preserve the independence of Florence and repeatedly ...
27. / may have punished once too bitterly: The speaker is Manente degli Uberti (?
1 203-64), called Farinata, a Ghib- elline leader in Florence during the civil strife
of the thirteenth century. His party ousted the Guelphs in 1248, only to see them ...
93) were invited to rule strife-torn Florence in a sort of dual mayoralty — for
Catalano was a Guelph, Loderingo a Ghibelline. This was in 1266, when the
Guelphs were taking heart again after their victory over the Ghibellines at
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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