Title: The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation
Author: by Robert Pinsky (translation) and Michael Mazur (illustration)
Book condition: Used - Good to Very Good
Cover: Good to Very Good
Dust Jacket: Good. Dust jacket is protected with Mylar cover.
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.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995
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