Inferno By Dante Alighieri [E–book/E–pub]
Inferno By Dante Alighieri E–book/E–pub
I just want to start off by saying that Through me you enter into the City of Woes would make an EXCELLENT tramp stamp Jump on itBeing that I am an atheist living in the Bible Belt I was certain that eading this would lead to some sort of goodreads tirade which can at times feel about as good as vomiting up a sour stomach oryou knowdoing other stuff like shit that ladies don t do However I was from the outset hypnotized by Dante s tr s Baudelaire esue grotesue imagery and overall style For such a holy shitfuck he had uite the murky mind He was dreaming up torture scenarios that wouldn t even BEGIN to be trumped until Gilles de Rais and Vlad Tepes came around like a century later And don t be surprised if he zaps you with the occasional otting pustule or maggot infested knife wound These aren t literal examples but they illustrate just how THE OPPOSITE OF FLOWERY some of his language is So I went into eading this with a huge wall up I know I know a terrible way to ead but then I ealized that I wasn t JUST going to be proselytized toI was going to be threatened with nasty otting coldsore herpee mange pits all over my body that George W Bush and Paris Hilton are going to take turns pouring their boiling hot diarrhea snot into Dante you sick bastard AWESOMESo onward I galloped discerning through all the filthy language thatA I am in fact going to hellB They will have trouble determining the circle I will end up in because I could be placed in EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM save maybe like one or two I stopped counting after awhileC The Dalai Lama too is going to hellIn fact the higher ups are apparently so sadistic they sent people to hell who had lived morally just lives but were BORN BEFORE THE COMING OF CHRIST He ll punish you for not worshiping Him before you even know who He is If there was ever a better use for WTF I don t know what it is That s like your mom smacking you in the mouth for getting pregnant while you e still a virgin or like wanting to ban a book that you haven t even seen in eal life yet That means that every intelligent being for the first few BILLIONS OF YEARS is in hell RIGHT NOW ALL OF EM Every evolutionary step forward up to the first Homosapien Christian is a batch of poor bastards that has been ferried across the River Styx HARSH I mean seriouslyeven Moses and Noah were in hell until Jesus came through with the VIP passes Apparently the wholly omniscient creator forgot to put them on the guest list Ain t that some shitOne specific gripe about the storyI m not digging this whole emasculated devil thing I mean wallowing in your own filth freezing your ass off with bitch tears in your eyes at all times This is the malevolent force that the Christians live in constant fear of seriously It s a non stop temptation to be like HIM Come on everybody knows the devil is confusingly sexy and he likes to smoke fancy cigars and drink brandy and wear fine suits and tell hilarious jokes How else is he supposed to charm us away from the true path Keep up Dantesheesh Forgive me father for I have sinned THE ENDOh and if you hated this eview I have a back up eview BELOWPapa Said Knock You Out aka The Infernoby Lil JC C mon manNews ReportAnd with the local DBT news J to the motherfuckin C with a triumphant comebackbut toniteJCDon t call it a comebackI been here for yearsRockin my peers and puttin suckas in fearMakin the tears ain down like a MON soonListen to the bass go BOOMExplosion overpowerinOver the competition I m towerinWreckin shop when I drop these lyrics that ll make you call the copsDon t you dare stare you betta moveDon t ever compareMe to the est that ll all get sliced and dicedCompetition s payin the priceChorusI m gonna knock you out HUUUHPapa said knock you out HUUUHREPEAT 4XDon t u call this a egular jamI m gonna ock this landI m gonn. Of the great poets Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adeuately ender into English verse In the Inferno Dante not only judges sin but strives to understand it so that the eader can as well With this major new translation Anthony Esolen has succeeded brilliantly
A take this itty bitty world by stormAnd I m just gettin warmJust like Muhummad Ali they called him CassiusWatch me bash this beat like a skullCuz u know I had beef witWhy do u iff with me the maniac psychoAnd when I pull out my jammy get eady cuz it might goBLAAAAW how ya like me nowThe iver will not allowU to get with Mr Smith dont iffListen to my gear shiftI m blastin outlastinKinda like Shaft so u could say I m shaftinOld English filled my mindAnd I came up with a funky hymeChorusJCBreakdownShadow boxin when I heard you on the adio HUUUHI just don t knowWhat made you forget that I was awBut now I got a new tourI m goin insane startin the hurricane eleasin painLettin you know that you can t gain I maintainUnless ya say my nameRippin killinDiggin and drillin a holePass the Ol GoldChorusShotgun blasts are heardWhen I ip and kill at WILLThe man of the hour tower of power I ll devourI m gonna tie you up and let you understandthat I m not your average manwhen I got a jammy in my handDAAAAAM OooooohhListen to the way I slaaaaay your crewDamage UHH damage UHH damage UHH damageDestruction terror and mayhemPass me a sissy so suckas I ll slay himFarmers What Farmers WhatI m eady we e eadyI think I m gonna bomb a town get downDon t u neva eva pull my leverCuz I explodeAnd my nine is easy to loadI gotta thank GodCuz he gave me the strength to ockHARD knock you out papa said knock you out Dante s Inferno the first book I was assigned to ead in my high school World Literature class Back then I couldn t get over how much the emotion of fear set the tone as I ead each page I ecently evisited this classic Rather than a conventional eview after all there eally is nothing I can add as a way of critical commentary as a tribute to the great poet I would like to share the below microfiction I wrote a number of years ago JOYRIDE One balmy July evening at a seaside amusement park Hector and his date strolled past the merry go ound toddlers swings and tooting fire engine out to the hair aising ides At the very end of the pier beyond the Wild Mouse and giant Ferris wheel there was a new oller coaster that looked pretty frightening Not only did the tracks have steep climbs and amazing plunges but there was an opening in the boardwalk where the oller coaster took its passengers under the pierLook Hector said pointing to the hole in the boardwalk I ve never seen a oller coaster whose tracks go beneath the surface Oh his date suealed eager for as much of a thrill as the amusements had to offer that must eally be scary Let s go They took their place in line behind the last thrill seeker and watched as the oller coaster ascended hurled down and sped around hairpin turns finally climbing the highest hump of track and descending to where the track an beneath the pier Hector looked over at the spot in the boardwalk from which the train would eventually eemerge He waited and waited This was taking much time than he thoughHector s girlfriend sueezed his hand Wow I bet they e eally getting spooked down there Hector heard shrieks coming from some place underneath their feet shrieks not of delight or pleasure but shrieks to make your blood un cold Oh I can t wait his date said tugging at his shirtsleeveHector crouched down to hear the shrieks and howls clearly Waves of heat ising from the spaces between the wooden boards of the boardwalk burned his face After several uneasy moments he stood back up and watched as the oller coaster finally olled through the cavernous opening in the boardwalk and stopped near the lineAll of the passengers faces were ashen and a middle aged woman in the front seat was weeping on her husband s shoulder This must eally be something Hector s date said One terrified passenger unbuckled herself and climbed out She walked past eyes downcas. N 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 eaders as with teachers and students For as Dante insists without a trace of sentimentality.
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T and Hector could both see and smell her hair was singedAnd if this wasn t enough the cheerless bearded man unning the ide collected everyone s tickets and pronounced lots would be drawn to determine who would have to ide in the first car Hector s date called out that if nobody else wanted she would gladly volunteer for the front seatWhen the old man nodded she pulled Hector by the hand to the front of the oller coaster and strapped him in next to her Hector noticed for the first time the name of this ide spelled out in ed iridescent letters over their heads was DANTE S INFERNO Hector slunk down in his seat next to his girlfriend who was now giggling and playfully poking him in the ibs As the oller coaster began moving Hector tried to console himself with the grim fact that everyone on the preceding ide did at least come back alive Since it s Good Friday and thus exactly 717 years since Dante s pilgrim descended into the underworld I thought it would be an auspicious moment to tell people about the project I ve been pursuing together with Dr Sabina Sestigiani an Italian lecturer at Swinburne University in Melbourne Dante s poem is celebrated as one of the treasures of world literature but it is not very accessible being written in archaic Italian Although there are translations and even these are wonderful a translation of a poem can never be than a shadow of the original TS Eliot famously advised people just to dive in and start eading It worked for Eliot and you feel that in principle it must be the ight approach All the same most eaders f An excellent translation even better than John Ciardi Like Ciardi Pinsky is a eal poet and makes Dante the poet come alive His verse has muscularity and force and his decision to use half hyme is an excellent one since it allows us to attend to the narrative undistracted This eview and other non spoilery eviews can be found The Book Prescription But the stars that marked our starting fall away We must go deeper into greater pain for it is not permitted that we stay Basically this book is about Dante s journey in hell so it must be one hell of a book ight I am not actually the biggest fan of modern poetry I have tried books as The princess saves herself in this one and Milk and simply did not like them because they felt like a Facebook or a Tumblr post than a book Just put some words in certain topics in a column and that s it I may have gone to the other extremity when I ead a book written in 1300 And I was not disappointed Dante is known as one of history s greatest authors and you can see that in the writing style I will take this opportunity to thanks the genius being who is the translator To be able to capture the essence the hyme and the messages in another language while maintaining the originality is no easy task And he outdid himself in this one This is not a typical book I mean there is no character development and plot twists because this is freaking hell People are tortured here and not supposed to develop Lol A point that Dante clearly emphasized is that the punishment is eual to the sin For example In the third circle the gluttonous wallow in a vile putrid slush produced by a ceaseless foul icy ain a great storm of putrefaction as punishment for subjecting their eason to a voracious appetite But one thing I am not sure about is how the author was censorious enough to pass judgement on many important figures He decided that some people as Saladin and Prophet Mohamet were in hell and he even decided what circles to put them in A slightly offending thing because it was clearly biased Summary A not so typical journey and a not so typical book If you e looking to ead a slightly heavy book that affected literature according to my friend who studies Eng lit then this is what you are looking for. 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 Auinas and other Catholic theologians that deftly illuminate the eligious universe the poet inhabit.
Dante Alighieri or simply Dante May 14June 13 1265 – September 1314 1321 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 1265 He first saw the woman or rather the child who was to become the poetic love of his life when he