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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 1: Inferno (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri series.


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.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195087444
ISBN-10: 0195087445
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 6th, 1997
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
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