The Divine Comedy: Inferno
Penguin, Dec 1, 2002 - Poetry - 432 pages
The acclaimed translation of the Inferno that retains all of the style, power, and meaning of the original.
This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text.
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Review: The Divine Comedy, Vol. 1: Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)User Review - Mateen Ar - Goodreads
A work of pure genius; Dante puts a mockery of Hell in words that could not have been better devised, and sets a dark, melancholy, yet not quite sad theme to the poem. In fact, there seem to be very ... Read full review
Review: The Divine Comedy, Vol. 1: Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)User Review - Kristin Schuck - Goodreads
Let's be honest: I'm not smart enough to understand this book. The translation helps. The author kicks off each canto with a "here's what you're fixin to read" paragraph in plain(er) English, then ... Read full review