Inferno: A New Verse Translation


A New Verse Translation

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ISBN10: 0393323870 ISBN13: 9780393323870 Contributors: Palma, Michael (Translator); Dante Alighieri Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Feb 1 2003 Pages: 416 Weight: 0.46lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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Unlike every known translator before him, Michael Palma re-creates Dante's masterpiece in all its dimensions, without emphasizing some aspects over others, rendering Inferno into contemporary American English while maintaining Dante's original triple rhyme scheme. The result is a translation that can be appreciated for its literal faithfulness and beautiful poetic form, accompanied by facing-page Italian and explanatory notes. A superb translation; highly recommended.--Library Journal I find Michael Palma's Inferno to be one that I'm having a hard time improving.--Lawrence Ferlinghetti I think highly of Michael Palma's Inferno....Readers will find it admirably clear and readable.--Richard Wilbur

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