Dante: Inferno

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Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the
Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno ...

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Overview

THE ORIGINAL MASTERPIECE

Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the
Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.

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"Tom Simone’s translation is simply superb. Of all the translations with which I am familiar, this is the one that is the most faithful to what’s there in the Italian: no frills, no poetic sallies, no choosing a word because it brings the line closer to iambic pentameter -- just unadulterated Dante with good old Anglo-Saxon words and in highly readable prose."

~ Peter Kalkavage, St. John's College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989312004
  • Publisher: Benton Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Tom Simone has taught at the University of Vermont for more than thirty years. He is the author of books on Shakespeare and on the beginnings of the Western Tradition as well as numerous articles on Joyce, Beckett, Shakespeare on film, and the history of recorded classical music.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Horrible

    This copy is translated poorly and has only the first canto, which i found in a free sample of another version.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Gale

    Claimed for the Hawthorne Dynasty.

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