Title: The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation (English and Italian Edition)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux September 1997
0374525315 / 9780374525316
Seller ID: 157007
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."