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Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation

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In the INFERNO, Dante embarks upon a journey through the gyres of hell in an exploration of the darkest elements of existence. Capturing the true ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Matthew

Excellent translation

by Matthew on Nov 26, 2007

This verse translation of Dante's Inferno is the nicest of any I have read. Prose translations of a poem such as the Inferno lack some of the spirit a good poem can have; on the other hand, many verse translations seem forced or unnatural. In this translation Pinsky adapts Dante's original rhyming and metrical schemes to English beautifully, yielding a translation of great poetic beauty that makes Dante's genius as accessible as possible for English readers.

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