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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Called Malebolge, this circle is divided into ten pockets, or ditches, each
punishing a different sort of fraud. In the first ditch, Dante sees seducers and
ponderers whipped by demons; there he meets Venedico Caccianemico, and
Virgil directs ...
Canto Twenty-one Here at the fifth ditch of Malebolge, where the grafters are
punished, Dante sees a lake of boiling tar into which an unnamed demon,
shouting to his fellows the Evilclaws, pitches the alderman of Lucca. Virgil
instructs Dante ...
If the slope at the right bank will allow, 31 we can descend into the other ditch
and flee the hunting you imagine now." He'd hardly got two words out for his plan
34 when I caught sight of them not far away, their wings spread wide to overtake
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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