Inferno: The Divine Comedy Volume 1 by Dante Alighieri
With the Roman poet Virgil as his guide, Dante passes through the nine circles of hell to salvation. As the two make their descent through the underworld, the severity of sin being punished increases, such that those in the ninth and deepest pit—the traitors—are encased in ice for eternity. At the centre of Hell, frozen to the waist and beating his wings in torment, is Satan, the one who would have overthrown God.
Inferno is the first part of the Divine Comedy, the epic narrative poem by the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Dante’s examination of the afterlife is continued in the remaining two parts of the Comedy, Purgatorio and Paradiso. A masterpiece of world literature, Inferno is a political and spiritual allegory, as well as an exquisite and elaborate imagining of the afterlife and the shape of divine justice.
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Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages, best known for his masterpiece, the epic Divine Comedy, considered to be one of the greatest poetic works in literature.
A native of Florence, Dante was deeply involved in his city-state’s politics and had political, as well as poetic, ambitions. He was exiled from Florence in 1301 for backing the losing faction in a dispute over the pope’s influence, and never saw Florence again.
While in exile, Dante wrote the Comedy, the tale of the poet’s pilgrimage through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. To reach the largest possible audience for the work, Dante devised a version of Italian based largely on his own Tuscan dialect and incorporating Latin and parts of other regional dialects. In so doing, he demonstrated the vernacular’s fitness for artistic expression, and earned the title “Father of the Italian language.”
Dante died in Ravenna in 1321, and his body remains there despite the fact that Florence erected a tomb for him in 1829.
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La Comedìa, conosciuta soprattutto come Commedia o Divina Commedia è un poema di Dante Alighieri,
scritto in terzine incatenate di versi endecasillabi, in lingua volgare fiorentina. Composta secondo i critici tra il 1304 e il 1321, anni del suo esilio ...
This convenient single-volume edition contains all three parts of Dante's 14th century allegorical poem: Inferno,
Purgatorio, and Paradiso, rendered in an acclaimed translation by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
This splendid verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum provides an entirely fresh experience of Dante's great
poem of penance and hope. As Dante ascends the Mount of Purgatory toward the Earthly Paradise and his beloved Beatrice, through that second kingdom in ...
The complete Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) in one volume from Vintage Classics. The greatest
poem of the Middle Ages, in the standard Carlyle-Okey-Wickstead translation, with full notes.Dante’s Divine Comedy relates the allegorical tale of the poet’s journey through the ...
The Divine Comedy (Hell) describes Dante Alighieri 's journey through Hell (Inferno), guided first by
the Roman epic poet Virgil and then by Beatrice. Dante called the poem Comedy because poems in the ancient world were classified as High (Tragedy) ...
In this superb translation with an introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum, all of Dante's
vivid imagesthe earthly, sublime, intellectual, demonic, ecstaticare rendered with marvelous clarity to read like the words of a poet born in our own age.
Palma's wonderfully readable translation comes close to perfection. I'm tempted to call it a miracle.X.
J. KennedyUnlike every known translator before him, Michael Palma re-creates Dante's masterpiece in all its dimensions, without emphasizing some aspects over others, rendering Inferno into ...