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ISBN10: 0374176744
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This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and approachable than its many predecessors. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Pinsky employs slant rhyme and near rhyme to preserve Dante's terza rima form without distorting the flow of English idiom. The result is a clear and vigorous translation that is also unique, student-friendly, and faithful to the original: "A brilliant success," as Bernard Knox wrote in The New York Review of Books.

About the Author

A former Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky was born and raised in Long Branch, New Jersey. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University and has also taught at the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Holly Wehmeyer, September 22, 2008 (view all comments by Holly Wehmeyer)
Pinsky's translation is the perfect version for contemporary readers. He uses slant rhyme or near rhymes to perserve Dante's terza rima, but doesn't force the issue where it would create awkward passages. He uses bold, everyday language. I think this is a good translation for a first-time reader of the Inferno. After this, you can move on to the Ciardi or Hollander translations. My only question is this: When does his translation of the Purgatorio and Paradiso publish?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374176747
Subtitle:
A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition
Translator:
Pinsky, Robert
Translator:
Pinsky, Robert
Illustrator:
Mazur, Michael
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Mazur, Michael
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Freccero, John
Author:
Dante
Other:
Mazur, Michael
Author:
Freccero, John
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Hell
Subject:
Hell -- Poetry.
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
European - Italian
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bilingual ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-65
Publication Date:
19960330
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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