A faithful yet totally original contemporary spin on a classic, "Dante's Inferno" as interpreted by acclaimed artist Sandow Birk and writer Marcus Sanders is a journey through a Hell that bears an eerie semblance to our own world. Birk, hailed by the "Los Angeles Times" as one of "realism's edgier, more visionary painters," offers extraordinarily nuanced and vivid illustrations inspired by Gustave Dore's famous engravings. This modern interpretation depicts an infernal landscape infested with mini-malls, fast food restaurants, ATMs, and other urban fixtures, and a text that cleverly incorporates urban slang and references to modern events and people (as Dante did in his own time). Previously published in a deluxe, fine-press edition to wide praise, and accompanied by national exhibitions, this striking paperback edition of "Dante's Inferno" is a genuinely provocative and insightful adaptation for a new generation of readers.
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IntriguingUser Review - PhendranaWarior - Borders
This poem has an interesting story line with likeable characters. The general idea of traveling to a spiritual dwelling place fascinates me altogether. Over all this book is excelent. Read full review
Dante's Inferno: the Indiana critical editionUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Musa (Italian, Indiana Univ.), who is noted for his translation of Dante's Vita Nuova, adds to the body of contemporary versions of the Inferno. Musa's verse translation is accurate but flattens Dante ... Read full review