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The Inferno of Dante

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ISBN13: 9780374525316
ISBN10: 0374525315
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Awards

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize
The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets

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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.

Review:

"Splendid...Pinsky's verse translation is fast-paced, idiomatic, and accurate. It moves with the concentrated gait of a lyric poem ... It maintains the original's episodic and narrative velocity while mirroring its formal shape and character... Pinsky succeeds in creating a supple American equivalent for Dante's vernacular music where many others have failed." The New Yorker

Review:

"Pinsky's rare gifts as a poet, a wild imagination disciplined by an informed commitment to technical mastery, are superbly well suited to the Inferno's immense demands. Pinsky has managed to capture the poem's intense individuality, passion, and visionary imagery. This translation is wonderfully alert to Dante's strange blend of fierceness and sympathy, clear-eyed lucidity and heart-stopping wonder. It is now the premier modern text for readers to experience Dante's power." Stephen Greenblatt

Review:

"A new translation of Dante's classic poem uses slant rhyme and near rhyme to preserve the original terza rima form without distorting the English meaning, providing a lively and faithful rendition of the poem." Ingram

Synopsis:

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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GreatFish, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by GreatFish)
Does anyone write books like this anymore? There's more creative energy in that one little story than thousands upon thousands of books piled together. Beautifully written, wonderfully translated by Robert Pinsky. I read this book twice, along with listening to it on audiotape. I'll go back to it again and again throughout my life. One day I'll read it in Italian. The punishments handed down to the sinners are so creative and repugnant. I started imagining myself suffering those punishments, eternally. There's some real brutality in it. A special book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374525316
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Translator:
Pinsky, Robert
Illustrator:
Mazur, Michael
Author:
Freccero, John
Author:
Dante, Alighieri
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Mazur, Michael
Author:
Dante
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Single Author - Italian
Subject:
Hell
Subject:
Italian poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
European - Italian
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bilingual ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
2973-S
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.75 x 6.00 in

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Product details 464 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374525316 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Splendid...Pinsky's verse translation is fast-paced, idiomatic, and accurate. It moves with the concentrated gait of a lyric poem ... It maintains the original's episodic and narrative velocity while mirroring its formal shape and character... Pinsky succeeds in creating a supple American equivalent for Dante's vernacular music where many others have failed."
"Review" by , "Pinsky's rare gifts as a poet, a wild imagination disciplined by an informed commitment to technical mastery, are superbly well suited to the Inferno's immense demands. Pinsky has managed to capture the poem's intense individuality, passion, and visionary imagery. This translation is wonderfully alert to Dante's strange blend of fierceness and sympathy, clear-eyed lucidity and heart-stopping wonder. It is now the premier modern text for readers to experience Dante's power."
"Review" by , "A new translation of Dante's classic poem uses slant rhyme and near rhyme to preserve the original terza rima form without distorting the English meaning, providing a lively and faithful rendition of the poem."
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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