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The inferno

Author: Dante Alighieri; Anthony M Esolen; Gustave Doré; Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern library edView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: 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
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dante Alighieri; Anthony M Esolen; Gustave Doré; Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN: 0679642617 9780679642619
OCLC Number: 1002869105
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xxv, 490 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Inferno.
Responsibility: Dante Alighieri ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Anthony Esolen ; illustrations by Gustave Dore.
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Publisher's description: 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.

A verse translation of the thirteenth-century poem about a man who is taken on a tour of Hell, presented in side-by-side Italian and English; also includes Dante's most significant text sources, including works by Virgil and Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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