❴Reading❵ ➿ Inferno Author Dante Alighieri – E17streets4all.co.uk Of the great poets, Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adequately render into English verse In the Inferno, Dante not only judges sin but strives to understand Of the great poets, Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adequately render into English verse In the Inferno, Dante not only judges sin but strives to understand it so that the reader can as well With this major new translation, Anthony Esolen has succeeded brilliantly in marrying sense with sound, poetry with meaning, capturing both the poem s line by line vigor and its allegorically and philosophically exacting structure, yielding an Inferno that will be as popular with general readers as with teachers and students For, as Dante insists, without a trace of sentimentality or intellectual compromise, even Hell is a work of divine artEsolen also provides a critical Introduction and endnotes, plus appendices containing Dante s most important sources from Virgil to Saint Thomas Aquinas and other Catholic theologians that deftly illuminate the religious universe the poet inhabited.
Dante Alighieri, or simply Dante May June September , , is one of the greatest poets in the Italian language with the comic story teller Boccaccio and the poet Petrarch, he forms the classic trio of Italian authors Dante Alighieri was born in the city state Florence in He first saw the woman, or rather the child, who was to become the poetic love of his life when he was almost nine years old and she was some months younger In fact, Beatrice married another man, Simone di Bardi, and died when Dante was , so their relationship existed almost entirely in Dante s imagination, but she nonetheless plays an extremely important role in his poetry Dante attributed all the heavenly virtues to her soul and imagined, in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy, that she was his guardian angel who alternately berated and encouraged him on his search for salvationPolitics as well as love deeply influenced Dante s literary and emotional life Renaissance Florence was a thriving, but not a peaceful city different opposing factions continually struggled for dominance there The Guelfs and the Ghibellines were the two major factions, and in fact that division was important in all of Italy and other countries as well The Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor were political rivals for much of this time period, and in If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader general the Guelfs were in favor of the Pope, while the Ghibellines supported Imperial power Inferno PDF ò Paperback By in the battle of Campaldino the Ghibellines largely disappeared from Florence Peace, however, did not insue Instead, the Guelf party divided between the Whites and the Blacks Dante was a White Guelf The Whites wereopposed to Papal power than the Blacks, and tended to favor the emperor, so in fact the preoccupations of the White Guelfs were much like those of the defeated Ghibellines In this divisive atmosphere Dante rose to a position of leadership in , while he was in Rome on a diplomatic mission to the Pope, the Blacks in Florence seized power with the help of the French and pro Pope Charles of Valois The Blacks exiled Dante, confiscating his goods and condemning him to be burned if he should return to FlorenceDante never returned to Florence He wandered from city to city, depending on noble patrons there Between and some attempts were made by the exiled Whites to retrieve their position in Florence, but none of these succeeded and Dante contented himself with hoping for the appearance of a new powerful Holy Roman Emperor who would unite the country and banish strife Henry VII was elected Emperor in , and indeed laid seige to Florence in , but was defeated, and he died a year later, destroying Dante s hopes Dante passed from court to court, writing passionate political and moral epistles and finishing his Divine Comedy, which contains the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso He finally died in Ravenna in .
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- 12 July 2019 Dante Alighieri