Inferno: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Inferno: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

by Dante Alighieri
     
 

This Norton Critical Edition of Dante’s masterpiece is based on Michael Palma’s verse translation, which is acclaimed for its elegant rendering of Dante’s triple-rhyme scheme into contemporary English.See more details below

Overview

This Norton Critical Edition of Dante’s masterpiece is based on Michael Palma’s verse translation, which is acclaimed for its elegant rendering of Dante’s triple-rhyme scheme into contemporary English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393977967
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/19/2007
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
272,188
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

The Plan of Dante's Hell

Map: Italy, around 1300

The Text of Inferno 1

Backgrounds and Contexts

Dante in His Own Voice 135

Love and the gracious heart Dante Alighieri Alighieri, Dante 135

The tower of Babel Dante Alighieri Alighieri, Dante 136

On knowledge; literature; government Dante Alighieri Alighieri, Dante 138

On nobility and government Dante Alighieri Alighieri, Dante 145

Sources and Influences 149

From the Aeneid Virgil 149

From The Confessions Augustine 154

I take great pleasure in the joyous season of spring Bertran de Born de Born, Bertran 156

Love returns always to a noble heart Guido Guinizelli Guinizelli, Guido 158

A lady bids me Guido Cavalcanti Cavalcanti, Guido 159

The One Holy, i.e. Church Boniface VIII VIII, Boniface 161

Criticism

Dante's Prologue Scene John Freccero Freccero, John 167

Tragedy or Romance? A Reading of the Paolo and Francesca Episode in Dante's Inferno Renato Poggioli Poggioli, Renato 180

A Pattern of Order: Inferno VII and Paradiso VII Giuseppe Mazzotta Mazzotta, Giuseppe 219

Medusa: The Letter and the Spirit John Freccero Freccero, John 226

Canto X: Farinata and Cavalcante Robert M. Durling Durling, Robert M. 240

The Poetic Application of the Structure of Hell Marc Cogan Cogan, Marc 255

Speech and Language in Inferno XIII Leo Spitzer Spitzer, Leo 263

The Harvest of Reading: Inferno 20, 24, 26 Alison Cornish Cornish, Alison 285

Descendit ad Inferos Peter S. Hawkins Hawkins, Peter S. 304

Transition: How Cantos Begin and End Teodolinda Barolini Barolini, Teodolinda 321

Canto XXVI - Ulysses: Persuasion versus Prophecy Giuseppe Mazzotta Mazzotta, Giuseppe 326

Inferno XXXIII,37-74: Ugolino's Importunity Robert Hollander Hollander, Robert 334

Dante Alighieri: A Chronology 343

Selected Bibliography 345

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