Inferno (The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 1)

Highlighting on a few pages. 1997 Trade Paperback. xviii, 654 pp. 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.Inferno (Italian for Hell) is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth; it is the realm ... of those who have rejected spiritual values by yielding to bestial appetites or violence, or by perverting their human intellect to fraud or malice against their fellowmen. As an allegory, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul toward God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.KEYWORDS: DANTE ALIGHIERI INFERNO DIVINE COMEDY LITERATURE CLASSICS POETRY

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

Author: Alighieri, Dante; Durling, Robert M.; Martinez, Ronald L.; Turner, Robert

Illustrator: Turner, Robert

Categories: Poetry, Literature,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1997

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2208450