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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0 And he replied: "That flame tortures Ulysses 55 and Diomedes, and as two they
meet God's vengeance, as they sinned and met His wrath. For they bemoan their
ambush in that flame, 58 their wooden horse in Troy, which was the gate ...
195, L. 33. licked by redder flame: With cruel lightness the flame dances and
does not consume the flesh. One might think here of flames that signaled the
births of both empire and Church: the flame descending upon the head of
Aeneas' son, ...
Behold, how small a fire — how great a forest it kindles!" (Jas. 3:5). p. 267, L. 47.
every flame: Flames are fit punishments for those who misuse their genius, since
fire is the most rarefied of the elements, given to ascend to the heavens above, ...
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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