The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation

Full Title The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation
ISBN 0374524521
ISBN13 9780374524524
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Authors Dante Alighieri
Robert Pinsky
Edition Bilingual
Overview
This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and approachable than its many predecessors. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Pinsky employs slant rhyme and near rhyme to preserve Dante's terza rima form without distorting the flow of English idiom. The result is a clear and vigorous translation that is also unique, student-friendly, and faithful to the original: A brilliant success, as Bernard Knox wrote in The New York Review of Books.
Dimensions 5.48 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 1.01 (d)
Subjects Inspirational & Religious Poetry
General & Miscellaneous Poetry
European Poetry

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