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Add This - Inferno

Written by DanteAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Dante
Translated by Allen MandelbaumAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Allen Mandelbaum

  • Format: Paperback, 432 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: January 1, 1982
  • Price: $6.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21339-3 (0-553-21339-3)
about this book

Uniting the most powerful energies of popular culture and the magnificent gothic edifice of Medieval scholasticism, Dante created a new language that combined an intense lyricism with the intellectual seriousness demanded of his project—nothing less than the creation of a Christian epic addressed to the common reader. Dante's synthesis of epic with lyric has bequeathed to modern artists and translators a permanent imperative to translate his art into contemporary, living speech.