Author(s): Robin (TRN) Dante Alighieri; Kirkpatrick
Read the original "Inferno" and search for the secrets to Dan Brown s "Inferno"! In the highly anticipated new novel by bestselling author Dan Brown, the Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante s "Inferno." The most famous of the three canticles that comprise "The Divine Comedy," "Inferno" describes Dante s descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide. Robin Kirkpatrick s brilliant translation likely to be the best modern version (Bernard O Donoghue) is the perfect companion to Dan Brown s "Inferno" for readers looking to unlock its secrets."
Although I studied Dante s "Inferno" in high school, it wasn t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante s work on the modern world. Dan Brown, author of "Inferno "and "The Da Vinci Code" Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem s construction than nearly all of his competitors. "The Times" (London)"
Dante Alighieri (1265 1321) was born in Florence and is considered Italy s greatest poet. It is believed that the "Divine" "Comedy" was written between 1308 and 1320. Robin Kirkpatrick is a professor of Italian and English literature at the University of Cambridge and has written a number of books on Dante and on the Renaissance."