Inferno

Inferno

Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the twenty-four circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers - who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in Dante's li Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Toget...

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Title:Inferno
Author:Dante Alighieri
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:0812970063
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:490 pages pages

Inferno Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Jun 30, 2007
    An excellent translation--even better than John Ciardi. Like Ciardi, Pinsky is a real poet and makes Dante the poet come alive. His verse has muscularity and force, and his decision to use half-rhyme is an excellent one, since it allows us to attend to the narrative undistracted. ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 11, 2008
    Inferno (La Divina Commedia #1) = The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 1: Inferno, Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely consi...
  • Debbie
    Jan 26, 2009
    I'm not sure where the copy of the book came from. The copyright is one year before I was born, but I don't remember picking it up in a used book store. But I guess that's neither here nor there. I wish I could honestly check off 5 stars and say that my eyes were opened. That I real...
  • Joseph
    Aug 20, 2016
    The Inferno or Dante Alighieri need little introduction. Most people are familiar with the Divine Comedy regardless of their religion or lack of one. The Divine Comedy is one man's journey with his guide, through Hell and Purgatory, Virgil. Beatrice is his guide in heaven. The Inferno ...
  • Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
    Sep 09, 2008
    THIS BOOK IS ABOUT HOW HELL IS GONNA SUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK ...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Dec 09, 2016
    About Translation It took me a while to decide on the translation to use. After a few days of research and asking around, I shortlisted Musa and Hollander. Went with Hollander since it seemed better organized. Turned out to be a good choice. The translation is fluid and easy on t...
  • Manny
    Apr 14, 2017
    Since it's Good Friday, and thus exactly 717 years since Dante's pilgrim descended into the underworld, I thought it would be an auspicious moment to tell people about the project I've been pursuing together with Dr Sabina Sestigiani, an Italian lecturer at Swinburne University in Melb...
  • Manny
    Nov 27, 2008
    The other day, in the comment thread to her review of The Aeneid, Meredith called The Divine Comedy "lame": specifically, she objected to the fact that Dante put all the people he didn't like in Hell. Well, Meredith, you're perfectly welcome to your opinions - but I'm half Italian, and...
  • Paquita Maria Sanchez
    Sep 17, 2010
    I just want to start off by saying that "Through me you enter into the City of Woes" would make an EXCELLENT tramp stamp. Jump on it! Being that I am an atheist living in the "Bible Belt," I was certain that reading this would lead to some sort of goodreads tirade, which can at time...
  • Mary Ronan Drew
    Nov 07, 2012
    4 Reasons to Read Dante's Inferno 1. To finally figure out the difference between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. Dante was a Guelph. 2. To discover why Constantine made his famous donation. 3. To learn some new and ingenious ways to torture your enemies. Dante is very imagin...
  • Algernon
    Feb 15, 2014
    Before I start talking about the book proper, I have a confession to make: I wasn't sure I really wanted to read philosophical poetry written seven centuries ago. I had doubts about style, quality of translation and my own lack of literary background in decyphering the numerous Christi...
  • Richard
    Aug 25, 2011
    For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh versus The Divine Comedy (All citations from the Inferno are from the Longfellow translation.) To You Paw in paw we come Pooh and the Bouncer To lay this review in your lap. Gi...
  • Alp Turgut
    Aug 09, 2016
    Dante'nin Homeros, Ovidius ve Vergilius gibi yazarlar?n miras?n? kusursuz bir ?ekilde devam ettirdi?i "Divine Comedy / ?lahi Komedya", yazar?n ?air olarak tam anlam?yla ?ov yapt??? bir ba?yap?t niteli?inde. Zaten yazara yolculu?unda Vergilius'un e?lik etmesi ba?l? b...
  • Nefariousbig
    Oct 08, 2013
    A fantastic representation of Dante's Inferno - Nine Circles of Hell as divined by divine Lego artist, Mahai Marius Mihu. This is as close as I hope to get to understanding the Nine Circles according to Dante Alighieri. i. LIMBO - A place of monotony, here the souls are punished to...
  • James
    Mar 11, 2017
    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Inferno, the first of three books in the "Divine Comedy" series, written around 1320 by Dante Alighieri. A few pieces of background information for those who many not know, before I get into a mini-review. Inferno, which means "Hell" was one of thre...
  • Fernando
    Nov 06, 2017
    El Infierno tan temido... Ese que transitaron Hrcules en sus desafiantes trabajos, aquel al que descendi Eneas en el captulo VI de la "Eneida", ese pavoroso y horrendo lugar que describe con impactante realismo en su sermn el padre Arnall en el libro "Retrato del artista adole...
  • Maureen
    Apr 23, 2015
    I DID IT. I FINISHED IT. BLESS. This is such an interesting book, though definitely very hard to get through. I think if I was able to read it in Italian it would be a little easier as it would actually be read like Dante intended, but it's still really cool to see all the concepts! T...
  • Γιώργος
    Jun 28, 2017
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  • Glenn Russell
    Nov 25, 2015
    Dante?s Inferno - the first book I was assigned to read in my high school World Literature class. Back then I couldn?t get over how much the emotion of fear set the tone as I read each page. I recently revisited this classic. Rather than a more conventional review ? after all...
  • Foad
    Aug 31, 2014
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  • Manuel Antão
    Apr 22, 2018
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Sortes Vergilianae: "The Inferno of Dante" by Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (trans.) What I love about Dante is how he doesn't invoke the Muses, unlike Homer, or Virgil, and that he goes straight to the heart of the...
  • Vessey
    Oct 13, 2015
    I realize that I need to edit one particular part, but this review means a lot to me and I would like for it to stay the way it was written, regardless of the revalations and events that took place later. Beautifully written and emotionally draining. However, this isn't simply a tal...
  • emma
    Apr 20, 2018
    whoa this book is wild. in place of a review of this whole book, i'm just going to write about this single line in Inferno that i full on cannot stop thinking about. warning: this is completely nasty. blame Dante. also: all credit goes out to my literary foundations professor. i'm e...
  • Ahmed Ibrahim
    Jul 17, 2016
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  • Nahed.E
    Apr 07, 2015
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  • Piyangie
    Jun 12, 2018
    The Inferno, part one of Dante's epic poem, the Divine Comedy, is the most imaginative and lyrical poetry I have read so far in my life. I'm yet to read Purgatory and Paradise, but in my honest view, I doubt if any other poetic work can surpass Dante's Divine Comedy. Inferno is Dan...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Nov 13, 2016
    One of the great classics that everyone should attempt reading once. For Walking Dead fans, had there been no Dante, there could never have been a Kirkman. There is incredible violence and suffering (it is Hell after all), but the relationship between Virgil and Dante is a beautiful on...
  • Hamad
    May 29, 2018
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?But the stars that marked our starting fall away. We must go deeper into greater pain, for it is not permitted that we stay.? ? Basically this book is about Dante?s journey in hell, so it...
  • Leo .
    Jan 08, 2018
    Maybe Dante was referring to the levels of materialism. The more one has the more one wants, spiraling downwards, deeper and deeper until the matter consumes. So dense and dark with matter and at absolute evil, Hell, where Satan resides.?? ...
  • 7jane
    Feb 14, 2014
    (2016: review to 9780141195872 cover - hardback, red devils cover art:) (I didn't read the main text of this one, but I think I will read the English half at some point.) This one has chronology, introduction, map of Italy, plan of Hell plus commentaries and notes at the end. The mai...