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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And the angel answered and said to me, "These are they who did not hope in the
Lord, that they would be able to have him as their helper." And I asked and said, "
Sir, if these souls remain for thirty or forty generations thus one upon another, ...
In it there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism. For in the time of the Flood there
was the single ark of Noah, which prefigures the one Church, and it was finished
according to the measure of one cubit and had one Noah for pilot and captain,
Brave lords, put all your lands in hock, all of your towns and fortresses, before
you ever cease your going forth to war! Papiols, if you please, hurry and go to my
lord Will-He Won't-He, and tell the man he's lived too long in peace. Notes 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