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Pinsky, Nicole

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Works: 4 works in 17 publications in 3 languages and 1,702 library holdings
Genres: Poetry 
Roles: Annotator
Classifications: PQ4315.2, 851.1
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Most widely held works by Nicole Pinsky
The Inferno of Dante : a new verse translation by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of Dante's classic poem of faith follows the author with his guide Virgil through the circles of hell, describing the sinners and punishments witnessed there
The Inferno of Dante by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Inferno of Dante : a new verse translation by Dante Alighieri ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Inferno of Dante a new verse translation by Dante Alighieri ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In spite of Dante's reputation as the greatest of Christian poets, there is no sign of Christian givenness in the Inferno. The dominant theme is not mercy but justice, dispensed with the severity of the ancient law of retribution. The moral system of Hell owes more to ancient philosophy than it does to medieval classifications of virtues and vices, while the landscape of the underworld derives from Virgil more than from the poetically impoverished visions of the Middle Ages.... Dante's Inferno is a vision of the City of Man in the afterlife, which is why it contains no glimmer of forgiveness. At the same time, it may also be thought of as a radical representation of the world in which we live, stripped of all temporizing and all hope. -Foreword. This translation ... makes a more flexible definition of rhyme, or of the kind and degree of like sound that constitute rhyme. -Translator's note. [The translator] employs slant rhyme and near rhyme to preserve Dante's terza rima form without distorting the flow of English idiom. -Publisher description
 
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