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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 1: Inferno (Durling Translation)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2000

    The best analysis of Inferno I've ever read!

    I have a personal passion for the varrying translations of Inferno, and this is easily the best I have come across. The specific analysis include thematic essays and comparative analysis with Aenid and the Bible, linking each point to primary themes. The hidden autobiography, historical account of italy, and political commentary are touroughly analyzed. This book displays the awesome art of the Inferno

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2001

    Great...But

    This is a great book. The notes at the end of each canto make it very easy to understand the poetry and symbolism of Dante's work. What would really be great is if Durling ever decided to finish the Divine Comedy. It is pretty annoying to read the first part of the Comedy translated by one person then have to go find another translator's edition to finish the story.

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