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Inferno A New Verse Translation

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ISBN-10: 0393323870

ISBN-13: 9780393323870

Edition: 2003

Authors: Michael Palma, Dante Alighieri

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This translation has rendered Inferno into contemporary verse while maintaining Dante's original triple rhyme scheme, recreating the poem in all its dimensions. The translation is accompanied by facing-page Italian and explanatory notes.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together by a narrative sequence, celebrates the virtue and honor of Beatrice, Dante's ideal of beauty and purity. Beatrice was modeled after Bice di Folco Portinari, a beautiful woman Dante had met when he was nine years old and had worshipped from afar in spite of his own arranged marriage to Gemma Donati. Il Vita Nuova has a secure place in literary history: its…    

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Plan of Dante's Hell
Inferno