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To hell and back : an anthology of Dante's Inferno in English translation (1782-2017) / edited by Tim Smith, Marco Sonzogni, Victoria University of Wellington.

Author/Creator:
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 author.
Publication:
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 295 pages ; 25 cm
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Standardized Title:
Inferno. English
Other Title:
Dante's Inferno in English translation (1782-2017)
Subjects:
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Translations into English.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Hell -- Poetry.
Hell.
Form/Genre:
Poetry.
Translations.
Summary:
"Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) maintained that translation destroys the harmony of poetry. Yet his Commedia has been translated into English time and again over the last two-and-a-bit centuries. At last count, 129 different translators have published at least one canticle of the Italian masterwork since the first in 1782, and countless more have translated individuals cantos. Among them there are some of the finest poets in the English language, including Robert Lowell and the Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. Smith and Sonzogni have assembled and annotated two complete translations of Dante's most popular canticle, Inferno: 68 cantos each translated by a different translator. To Hell and Back is a celebration of the art and craft of poetry translation; of the lexical palettes and syntactical tempos of the English language; and, of course, of the genius of one of the greatest poets of all times" -- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Smith, Tim, 1992- editor.
Sonzogni, Marco, 1971- editor.
Other format:
Online version: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, author. To hell and back
ISBN:
9789027212511
9027212511
9789027265401
9027265402
OCLC:
978290403