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Unlike every known translator before him, Michael Palma re-creates Dante's masterpiece in all its dimensions, without emphasizing some aspects over others, rendering into contemporary American English while maintaining Dante's original triple rhyme scheme. The result is a translation that can be appreciated for its literal faithfulness and beautiful poetic form, accompanied by facing-page Italian and explanatory notes. "A superb translation; highly recommended."-- "I find Michael Palma's to be one that I'm having a hard time improving."--Lawrence Ferlinghetti "I think highly of Michael Palma's ....Readers will find it admirably clear and readable."--Richard Wilbur

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"Palma's wonderfully readable translation comes close to perfection. I'm tempted to call it a miracle."--X. J. Kennedy

Synopsis:

Palma recreates Dante's masterpiece in all its dimensions, without emphasizing some aspects over others, rendering "Inferno" into contemporary American English while maintaining Dante's original triple rhyme scheme.

About the Author

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321.Michael Palma is the recipient of the Italo Calvino Award for his translation of My Name on the Wind: Selected Poems of Diego Valeri and of the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award from the American Academy of American Poets for his translation of The Man I Pretend to Be: "The Colloquies" and Selected Poems of Guido Gozzano. A poet in his own right, Palma has published three collections of verse, and his poetry has been anthologized in, among other publications, Penguin's Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393323870
Translator:
Palma, Michael
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Translator:
Palma, Michael
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Palma, Michael
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 1.025 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Palma's wonderfully readable translation comes close to perfection. I'm tempted to call it a miracle."--X. J. Kennedy
"Synopsis" by , Palma recreates Dante's masterpiece in all its dimensions, without emphasizing some aspects over others, rendering "Inferno" into contemporary American English while maintaining Dante's original triple rhyme scheme.
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