“The English Dante of choice.” –Hugh Kenner
“Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths.” –Robert Fagles, Princeton University
“A marvel of fidelity to the original, of sobriety, and truly, of inspired poetry.” –Henri Peyre, Yale University
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian
Prof. Musa keeps well hidden, allowing Dante to speak for his incomparable self. Perhaps mankind's greatest literary achievement.Published 4 days ago by Bruce M.
Very beautiful literature that is very deep and artistic. Quite heavy with a large sum of names of various people and places, but nonetheless comprehensible in spite of such... Read morePublished 22 days ago by John
I like the Ciardi translation because you get all three books (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) by one translator and you get a sense of Dante's rhythms and idioms (at least Ciardi's... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Christin M. Mulligan