Translated Into English With Notes And Commentary By Frank Salvidio

by Frank Salvidio & Cover design or artwork by Alan Rosiene



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/14/2007

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9780595680092
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9780595869138
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9780595425846

About the Book

In the middle of the journey of our life,
I came to myself again in a dark
wood, where the right way was lost

So begins Frank Salvidio's compelling translation of the great journey of Western Christian Civilization-the pilgrimage of Dante Alighieri from the exile of sin to the Promised Land of salvation-a journey whose beginning in fire and ice has made the expression "Dante's Inferno" a commonplace in virtually every language of the modern world.

As in his translation of the Vita Nuova, praised not only for its exceptional clarity and fidelity to the original, but also for its "thoughtfully-woven representation of the graceful straightforwardness of the linguaggio dantesco," Salvidio has once again recreated Dante's intense and riveting voice in the unadorned simplicity of American English.

Additionally, the facing notes-succinct and scholarly-make this translation ideal for students of the poem.

About the Author

Frank Salvidio?s lifelong devotion to Dante includes his doctoral dissertation, Dante, Milton and Kazantzakis, his first book, Between Troy & Florence, and his translation of Dante?s Vita Nuova. Also a translator of Sappho (Sappho Says), he was educated at Columbia (BS, philosophy) AIC (MA, education) and UCONN (MA, PHD, English).