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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Then all at once the goatish jowls fell quiet, 97 those of the rower of that livid
swamp, whose furious eyes yet flashed with wheels of fire. But when they heard
the old man's cruel words 100 those naked and exhausted souls turned white, ...
Sorrowing streams broke from their eyes, and here 46 and there with restless
hands they tried to find relief from fire-flakes or the scalding ground, Not unlike
dogs who in the sweltering days 49 snap with the snout or scratch with flurrying
Weeping itself forbids the souls to weep, 94 and pain which finds a barrier in their
eyes turns back within to make the agony grow; For the first teardrops form an icy
knot, 97 and as a helmet visor of hard glass they fill the sockets full beneath 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