$17.11
& FREE Delivery on orders over $49. Details
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon AU.
Gift-wrap available.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$18.67
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Book Depository AU
Add to Cart
$25.00
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: The Nile Australia
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Inferno Paperback – 27 Apr 2006


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$17.11
$17.11
click to open popover

Product details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (27 April 2006)
  • Language: English, Italian
  • ISBN-10: 0954113284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140448955
  • ASIN: 0140448950
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

Product description

Review

"This version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translation--a deeply informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read." --Professor David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania



"Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem's construction than nearly all of his competitors. . . . There is much to recommend here-certainly the intelligence, the energy, the linguistic range. . . . His introduction and canto-by-canto notes are remarkably level and lucid, as attentive to structure as to syntax, language and motif, and deftly cross-reference the whole poem. On their own, they would justify the price."
-The Times (London)

"We gain much from Kirkpatrick's fidelity to syntax and nuance, and from the fact that the Italian is on the facing page for our inspection. . . . His introduction . . . tells you, very readably indeed, pretty much all you need for a heightened appreciation of the work. . . . Kirkpatrick edges us, smoothly, into Dante's mind, and shows just how and why his influence has seemed to grow with the passage of time. We even get a map of trecento Italy (nestling against a map of hell). . . . If the Purgatorio and Paradiso are as good as this, then English readers will, I hope, start familiarising themselves with the two-thirds of the work most never get round to reading."
-Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

"The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism... likely to be the best modern version of Dante.
-Bernard O'Donoghue

"This version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translation-a deeply informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read."
-Professor David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania

Book Description


Customer reviews

There are no local customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 1,092 reviews
Tad Davis
5.0 out of 5 starsOutstanding
3 April 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
176 people found this helpful.
Michael B. Rovak
5.0 out of 5 starsKindle Version Dated May 27, 2003
9 February 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful.
B. Allen
4.0 out of 5 starsA Very, Very Good Translation Of A Challenging Poem.
8 January 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
5.0 out of 5 starsInspirational classic
3 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Zach Cochran
5.0 out of 5 starsAn Absolute Must Buy; Perfection
2 September 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?