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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"By the envy of the devil, death came into the world" (Wis. 2:24). p. 9, l. 117.
second death: damnation, as in Scripture: "And hell and death were cast into the
pool of fire. This is the second death" (Rev. 20:14). Yet the souls cry out forthat
Pier was a trusted minister at the court of Frederick II from 1230 to the year of his
death. As he says, for a few years he was indeed Frederick's closest counselor —
his secretary, if you will, the safeguarder of his secrets. But his enemies began ...
Run quickly, quickly, death: The speaker is probably one Lano da Squarcia of
Siena. He belonged to the Squanderers' Brigade (see 29.125 and note).
Reduced to poverty in life, he sought death; now he seeks death forever, in vain.
The other ...
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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
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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