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Author Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, author.

Title The inferno / Dante ; a new verse translation by Peter Thornton.

Edition First North American edition.
Publication Info. New York : Arcade Publishing, 2017.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  851.1 DAN    AVAILABLE
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Description xv, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "One of the world's transcendent literary masterpieces, the Inferno tells the timeless story of Dante's journey through the nine circles of hell, guided by the poet Virgil, when in midlife he strays from his path in a dark wood. In this vivid verse translation into contemporary English, Peter Thornton makes the classic work fresh again for a new generation of readers. Recognizing that the Inferno was, for Dante and his peers, not simply an allegory but the most realistic work of fiction to date, he points out that hell was a lot like Italy of Dante's time. Thornton's translation captures the individuals represented, landscapes, and psychological immediacy of the dialogues as well as Dante's poetic effects. The product of decades of passionate dedication and research, his translation has been hailed by the leading Dante scholars on both sides of the Atlantic as exceptional in its accuracy, spontaneity, and vividness. Those qualities and its detailed notes explaining Dante's world and references make it both accessible for individual readers and perfect for class adoption"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hell -- Poetry.
Added Author Thornton, Peter (Translator of Dante and Petrarch), translator.
Added Title Linferno. English.
ISBN 9781628727456 (hardback)
1628727454 (hardback)
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