The Inferno of Dante
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- Sales Rank:389,584
- Languages:English (Published), Italian (Published)
- Edition:First Edition
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.8
- Dimensions (in):8.9 x 6.2 x 1.5
- Publication Date:1994
Robert Pinsky's new verse translations of the Inferno is above all a poem, and shows the contemporary reader as no other version in English has done why Dante is universally considered a poet of great power, intensity, and vision. Strikingly readable, rapid and various in style, this is a faithful rendering by a widely admired American poet. Pinsky preserves the form of Dante's poem, terza rima, without distorting the flow of English, using slant rhyme and near-rhyme to approximate the sweeping formal energy of the original.
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