The Inferno of Dante
ISBN10: 0374524521 ISBN13: 9780374524524 Contributors: Dante Alighieri; Pinsky, Robert; Pinsky, Nicole Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Published: Apr 1 1996 Pages: 355 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.