Book Review : ' Inferno '

1595 Words Dec 8th, 2014 7 Pages
Monica Paultre
Professor Christensen
October 27, 2014
Research Paper
As humans evolve, so do their stories. In every country, culture, and race, tales as old as time itself continue to pass on throughout generations. With multitudes of stories that deform within translations, certain stories may win over the hearts of readers worldwide and never lose its tale. Reasons may include the intriguing title, history of the work, attention to detail in symbolism and emotions, controversy in the plot, or all of the above. Born in Florence dating back to 1265, Dante Alighieri, not only the author, but also the protagonist, undergoes an epic adventure through the treacherous pits of Hell. Due to its outdated language from 13th and 14th century, many translators interpret the classic story all over the world. Mary Jo Bang, the author of six books of poetry, claims a spot one of them. Craig Morgan Theicher states, "[Bang 's] Inferno is a classic recast for our age, a Hell we 'll find ourselves in, an old poem made new by one of our most surprising and innovative poets." (Indiebound, "Inferno: A New Translation") Dante 's Inferno thrives in its fame holding tremendous amounts of reasons for its popularity.
The first thing that draws readers’ attention to any book most likely involves the title of the literature. The title itself fits the storyline flawlessly for Dante 's fate. Inferno means a large, uncontrollable fire, which symbolizes the entire quest through Hell. The…

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