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10 thoughts on “Dante's Inferno Translations by Twenty Contemporary Poets

  1. Piret Piret says:

    Clearly written by a repressed angry christian guy to who this book was the only outlet to his rage and to extend his brainwashing of weak minded people All he does is name different people of his time who he thought all did wrong by his christian standards The book was very vividly written but the sublime christian undertone ruined it for the most part It was actually pretty funny how deep down the rabbit hole his beliefs werePeople who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at other people's glass houses would fit this book well


  2. Glen Glen says:

    This was a little work but rewarding and very interesting It was really interesting the way each translation emphasised different aspects of the original Some rhymed Others went for atmosphere others for literal translation Some translations were simply better than others This collection was a great way to read this relatively ancient work because I gained a sense of how much the translations varied from the original and could imagine the original sitting somewhere between them all


  3. Emma Emma says:

    We read parts of this in our textbook in English class this year I think about four cantos and it came as a surprise that I really liked it I loved Dante's ryhming verse and the symbolism embedded in everything However when I tried to find the book in Barnes and Noble so I could read the rest I couldn't find the right editon none of the copies that I found had the same verse structure and rhyming pattern that I liked so much


  4. Jo Simpson Jo Simpson says:

    A must have for any and all fans of Dante's epic poem


  5. Logan Judy Logan Judy says:

    There's so much to Dante's Inferno that it's really hard to summarize it in one short review like this I will say that what stood out to me the most was how it is political than it is theological Dante holds to his Catholic roots and you never see him waver in that faith but what Inferno holds is a grand criticism of the corruption that he saw within the church and how it bled into the political spectrum This is such a criticism in fact that I would suspect Dante was not unlike Martin Luther in the latter's early days greatly upset by the hypocrisy that he found As a result there are numerous historical and theological references placing popes and cardinals and priests in some circles of hell with a few of the worse punishments that Dante's imagination has to offer That alone makes it an interesting read but there are theological implications as well As the circles of hell go deeper you begin to see how Dante is bringing to light sins that were often taken for granted as simple ways of life The reprobates that could not control their lust are certainly found in hell but those who by deceit became involved in embezzlement bribing and perjury find themselves in a much deeper part of Satan's wretched kingdom Even if only implicitly Dante's conversations with the souls subject to eternal damnation reveal views of sin that are progressively confrontational in a way that a theologically important work should This is particularly apparent in how Dante moves the reader steadily from deep pity at the condition of the souls in the outer rings to deep disgust at the depravity and ugliness of man in the later portions of the work This is why it is an incredibly deep piece of literature and also why I recommend reading the 150 pages in as few sittings as possible


  6. Catherine Austen Catherine Austen says:

    Interesting to read so many different translations in one volume I'd try to read the Divine Comedy several times in my life and never got far till I recently read Mendelbaum's version I read this one immediately afterward and got a lot out of it But there's only the inferno no purgatory or paradise; as they say in the into to this book hell is most interesting to modern readers Anything this old and heavy is a bit of a slog but rewarding if you commit to it It's an amazing work I reread Milton's Paradise Lost shortly afterward and thought Meh he's no Dante


  7. Lourdes Heuer Lourdes Heuer says:

    Book 13 of 2016 PoetryTranslation Dante himselfunderstands translation as the very metaphor of poetry at the moment in which he perceives as unavoidable the discrepancy between his words and his visionat the opening of Canto XXXIIthe poet says in Digges's rendition 'Where there a language dark enough to speak truly of that hole harrowed by crags gravity itself could fall through to I could taste the salt of my conception But words are abstract sadly approximate dull with use' 164 165


  8. Diana Diana says:

    I'm not into these kinds of books but I had to read it for class It was a hard read and I definitely depended on spark notes for it But I suppose it was good for my book history


  9. Hubbard Hubbard says:

    Very vivid and imaginative look at the levels of hell and Paradisogreat read


  10. Roslyn Roslyn says:

    A journey into purgatory Will leave you wondering weather varying levels of Hell and Heaven exist and do the things we do in this world dictate were we will end up


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