The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 1: Inferno

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 1: Inferno

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 1: Inferno by Robert M. Durling, Robert Turner

This is the first volume of a new prose translation of Dante's epic - the first in twenty-five years. Robert Durling's translation brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with its terror, pathos, and sardonic humour, and its penetrating analyses of the psychology of sin and the ills that plague society. A newly edited version of the Italian text can be on facing pages, and this edition includes fully comprehensive notes as well as sixteen essays on special subjects.

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ISBN-13: 9780199879823
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/06/1997
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 558,948
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Robert M. Durling is Professor Emeritus of English and Italian Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ronald L. Martinez is Professor of Italian at Brown University. Their works together include Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio and Time and the Crystal: Studies in Dante's "Rime petrose." Robert Turner has been a professional illustrator for thirty years.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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