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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It is a reprise, for evil purposes and with roles reversed, of the supposed curing of
the emperor Constan- tine by Pope Sylvester. That pope brought Constantine out
of bodily harm, precipitating, as it was thought, his long- delayed entry into the ...
For if his intention is directed chiefly to the evil of the person on whom he takes
vengeance, and rests there, then his vengeance is altogether unlawful, because
to take pleasure in another's evil belongs to hatred, which is contrary to the
Here it denotes not the improper love of something good but the deliberate love
of something evil. This malice can turn men into ferocious beasts, or it can, in the
case of fraud, corrupt the intelligence that distinguishes man from beast.
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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