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Details“Thence we came forth to rebehold the stars.”In the year 1300, on the night before Good Friday, Dante loses his way in the woods. Standing in front of a mountain, he is surrounded by three beasts—a lion, a leopard, and a she-wolf. Dante cannot escape. He returns to the dark woods, unable to find a straight way, and runs into the ghost of the great Roman poet Virgil. What happens when, led by Virgil, Dante embarks on his journey to Heaven through Hell? The first part of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem Divine Comedy, Inferno deftly depicts the narrator’s allegorical journey through Hell. Composed spectacularly with rich and vivid imagery, it is considered one of the finest works in the Italian language.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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.Translated by John Ciardi : 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.
SKU Code PRK B 2320 Weight in Kg 0.4000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788175993884 Author Name DANTE ALIGHIERI Publisher Name FINGERPRINT