The Inferno

By Dante Alighieri; John Ciardi (Translator); Archibald T. MacAllister (Introduction by); Edward M. Cifelli (Afterword by)
(Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451531391, 320pp.)

Publication Date: October 6, 2009

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Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.


 




About the Author

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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