Nicholas Lezard

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New English translation of Dante an impressive feat

Aug 10, 2013

New English translation of Dante an impressive feat

Poets can’t help themselves from translating Dante, even if they are only going to do small chunks, as Byron did, having a stab at Francesca of Rimini’s speech from the fifth canto of the “Inferno.” He approached it the most difficult way, rendering “verse ...