Award-winning poet and St. Louis resident Mary Jo Bang has translated The inferno into English at a moment when popular culture is so prevalent that it has even taken Dante, author of the fourteenth century epic poem, "The Divine Comedy," and turned him into an action-adventure video game hero. Dante, a master of innovation, wrote his poem in the vernacular, rather than in literary Latin. Bang has similarly created an idiomatically rich contemporary version that is accessible, musical, and audacious. With haunting illustrations by Henrik Drescher, this deeply moving version is a truly remarkable achievement.
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