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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His eyes that held me rolled a-squint — he stared at me a moment, hung his
head, and fell flat with the other sinners, blind as they. ° by bis jmr. that of Pope
Boniface VIII, lurking in the background, interfering in enrine politics. See notes
for line ...
... you standing there already, 52 you standing there already, Boniface'0 The
writing has deceived me by some years! 0 head m grave Assassins were
executed by being "planted," or buried alive, upside down. ° Boniface Pope
25). It is an interesting custom to remember here, as we are introduced to ten
pockets of racketeers, swindlers, influence peddlers, and so forth. In 1 300, Pope
Boniface VIII declared a year of jubilee, granting a plenary indulgence ...
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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