The Inferno

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2001 - Fiction - 320 pages
826 Reviews
Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.


 

 

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Wonderful story, beautiful prose. - Goodreads
A bit hard to read but the imagery sticks with you - Goodreads
This is a wonderful book with amazing imagery. - Goodreads
Dante was punished for writing this story. - Goodreads
Terrifying in content, beautiful in prose - Goodreads
The plot is understated and undramatic. - Goodreads

Review: Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)

User Review  - Ademilson Moraes - Goodreads

Inferno is a rather interesting poem, even more when you take into consideration the various motives Dante had for writing it. One of the foremost reasons was partially revenge on propaganda against ... Read full review

Review: Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)

User Review  - Ben De Bono - Goodreads

For this year's Dante reading, I read the John Ciardi, Henry Longfellow, and Anthony Esolen translations in parallel. These are a couple thoughts on each of those translations Ciardi: I really enjoy ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
Canto IThe Dark Wood of Error
Limbo
CIRCLE
CIRCLE THREE
CIRCLE FOUR
Styx
Canto IXCIRCLE
Round Three
Round Three
Round Three
BolgiaThree Canto XX CIRCLE EIGHT Bolgia Four
Bolgia Five
Bolgia Five
Bolgia
Bolgia Seven

Canto XCIRCLE
Canto XICIRCLE
Round
Round
Round Three
Bolgia Seven Canto XXVI CIRCLE EIGHT Bolgia Eight Canto XXVII CIRCLE EIGHT Bolgia Eight
Bolgia Nine
Bolgia Ten CantoXXX CIRCLE EIGHT Bolgia
Cocytus
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About the author (2001)

John Ciardi was a distinguished poet and professor, having taught at Harvard and Rutgers universities, and a poetry editor of The Saturday Review. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1955 he won the Harriet Monroe Memorial Award, and in 1956, the Prix de Rome. He died in 1986.

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