Inferno : The Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Canticle One
English translation of the classic work. Illustrated, with notes and a introductory essay.
- Paperback | 284 pages
- 152.4 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
- 25 Apr 2007
- Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- MA, United States
About Dante Alighieri
Tom Simone has taught at the University of Vermont for more than thirty years. He is the author of books on Shakespeare and on the beginnings of the Western Tradition as well as numerous articles on Joyce, Beckett, Shakespeare on film, and the history of recorded classical music.
"Tom Simone's translation is simply superb. Of all the translations with which I am familiar, this is the one that is the most faithful to what's there in the Italian: no frills, no poetic sallies, no choosing a word because it brings the line closer to iambic pentameter -- just unadulterated Dante with good old Anglo-Saxon words and in highly readable prose." Peter Kalkavage, St. John's College
Back cover copy
English translation of the complete Inferno. Illustrated, with notes and an introductory essay. Designed for use in courses in Italian literature, comparative lit, epic literature (in translation) and great books programs.