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The Inferno

Dante

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ISBN 10: 0989312003 / ISBN 13: 9780989312004
Published by Durante Divina Publishing House, 2013
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Title: The Inferno

Publisher: Durante Divina Publishing House

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

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THE ORIGINAL MASTERPIECE

Inferno (Italian for Hell ) is the first part of Dante Alighieri s 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.

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Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great love of his life. Married to Gemma Donatic, Dante's political activism resulted in his being exiled from Florence to eventually settle in Ravenna. It is believed that The Divine Comedy comprised of three canticles, The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso was written between 1308 and 1320. Dante Alighieri died in 1321.
John Ciardi was a distinguished poet and professor, having taught at Harvard and Rutgers universities, and a poetry editor of The Saturday Review. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1955 he won the Harriet Monroe Memorial Award, and in 1956, the Prix de Rome. He died in 1986.

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