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Inferno A New Translation

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ISBN-10: 1555976549

ISBN-13: 9781555976545

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dante Alighieri, Mary Jo Bang, Henrik Drescher

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Stopped mid-motion in the middleOf what we call our life, I looked up and saw no sky-Only a dense cage of leaf, tree, and twig. I was lost.                        -from Canto I"The only good Hell to be in right now is poet Mary Jo Bang's innovative, new translation of Dante's Inferno, illustrated with drawings by Henrik Drescher. Bang's thrillingly contemporary translation of the first part (the juiciest part) of Alighieri's fourteenth-century poem The Divine Comedy is indeed epic . . . Once you embark on this journey, you may wish to read not only all of Mary Jo Bang's work but all of Dante's, too." - Vanity Fair  "Imagine a contemporary translation of Dante that includes references to…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
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…    

Henrik Drescher is an illustrator and author of over 27 children's books, including "Pat the Beastie" and "Simon's Book". His work regularly appears in the "New York Times Book Review" and other national and international publications. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.