The Divine Comedy, Vol. 1: Inferno
This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had... show more
This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text. @HolyHaha I have to climb a mountain now? You got to be kidding me. Is this a joke? Who the hell came up with story? VIIIRRRGGGILLLLLLLLLLL! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Publish date: December 31st 2002
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Italian Literature
Series: The Divine Comedy -3 (#1)
It's Book Circle day, and also the 24th day of the Doubleday UK meme which invites one to consider which book is most reminiscent of that dread and drear individual, The English Teacher. http://tinyurl.com/la754n4 It's poetry. The ***ONLY*** reason I read poetry is that it's somehow assigned rea...
The Inferno is one of those books that everyone talks about, but very few people seem to have actually read. It’s a classic of the highest order, and after having read it myself, I have to say I agree with that verdict. It is genuinely magnificently written, and I have both Dante and John Ciardi to ...
Dante's lively, conical hell is vivacious, and his story is presented as history, allowing its spiritual and philosophical significance to emerge unforced. It offers a nuanced view of human action, thought, character and judgement, as well as the role of divine justice.All this might seem unappealin...
Eerste zin: "Op het midden van den weg onzes levens, hervond ik mij in een donker woud, omdat de Rechte Weg verloren was." P. 99: "Er is een plaats in de Hel, genaamd de Buidelen des kwaads, geheel van steen van de kleur van ijzerroest eveneens als de cirkel, die haar van rondom omgeeft." Laatste ...
Edited to add my impression after second reading. Still not really loving it, but in the other hand, my verse reading is warmed up! Reading The Purgatory should be less an effort. --------------------------------------------- I was totally out of my depth; like literally drowned by all the facts...