Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno

by Dante Alighieri

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Overview

"IN the midway of this our mortal life,
I found me in a gloomy wood, astray
Gone from the path direct: and e'en to tell
It were no easy task, how savage wild
That forest, how robust and rough its growth,
Which to remember only, my dismay
Renews, in bitterness not far from death.
Yet to discourse of what there good befell,
All else will I relate discover'd there."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511948920
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 76,290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), commonly known as Dante, was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages. He was born in Florence; he died and is buried in Ravenna. The name Dante is, according to the words of Jacopo Alighieri, a hypocorism for Durante. In contemporary documents it is followed by the patronymic Alagherii or de Alagheriis; it was Boccaccio who popularized the form Alighieri. His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia by the author and later nicknamed Divina by Boccaccio, is often considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italy he is known as "the Supreme Poet" (il Sommo Poeta) or just il Poeta. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language".

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Dante's Inferno 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest this is the ONLY copy I could find without a bunch of misspellings and and screwed-up print
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Missing large portions of text
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Cuts off mostbof the text making it unreadable
MarcusH on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dante's Inferno is the first part of an epic poem that rivals other greats like Ovid's Metamorphosis and Homer's Illiad and Odyssey. As one reads Dante, they must keep in mind that he was stifled politically. It has been said that without a proper avenue to voice his political distaste, Dante constructed his seven levels of Hell. Each level represents an action and it's subsequent punishment. At times the poem can become tedious and hard to follow, but there's a large amount of very memorable sequences that make this one of the greatest pieces of writing constructed.
ParadisePorch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Approached through lots and lots of footnotes (how else can you read a 14th century Italian poet?) I felt I couldn¿t really judge the poetry because of the translation issue. Dante imagined a place of eternal torments based on the teachings of his church, and peopled it with 14th century Florentines and ancient Greeks. Judgemental, narrow in historical approach and doctrinally cringe-worthy.
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Claimed for the Hawthorne Dynasty.
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If I could read past the first page of each chapter/stave, I could give a more appropriate rating. As it is, I am so very angry that I cannot read anything BUT the first page of each stave.
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