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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I saw he was a herald sent from Heaven, turned to my Teacher, but he made a
sign that I should hold my peace, and bow to him. How full of scorn did he appear
to me! Came to the gate, and with a little wand opened it; there was nothing to ...
Still we turned to the left and walked with them, and listened to their moans
attentively. But for that heavy burden the tired crew went slow, so slow, that when
we moved the hip the company we walked beside was new. "Please, find
someone," I ...
We turned our back upon the wretched pit, 7 with no more conversation as we
crossed upon the inner ridge that circles it. Here it was less than night and less
than day, 10 and I could hardly s.ee in front of me, but heard instead the deep
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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