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Title:
Inferno
Author:
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
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Uniform Title:
Inferno. English
Publication Information:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1984.

©1971
Physical Description:
430 pages ; 18 cm.
General Note:
Translation of: Inferno.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780140444414

9780142437223
Format :
Book

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Lackawanna Library PQ4315.2 .M77C Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

This translation of Dante's Inferno aims to preserve Dante's natural style while capturing the movement of the original Italian verse. The blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of hell re-creates for the modern reader the meanings Dante's poem had for contemporaries.


Author Notes

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great love of his life. Married to Gemma Donatic, Dante's political activism resulted in his being exiled from Florence to eventually settle in Ravenna. It is believed that The Divine Comedy --comprised of three canticles, The Inferno, The Purgatorio , and The Paradiso --was written between 1308 and 1320. Dante Alighieri died in 1321.
Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy .
Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy .
Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy .
Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy .


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