Top positive review
Lovely language, handy to have on Kindle, format muddled for outlines of English translation
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2021
I always thought I should read Dante's Inferno because there are so many references to it, but was intimidated by its length what seemed like stilted translations. I really like this version. The language is easy to follow, I don't have to lug around a big book, and it's easy to go to and from footnotes. One format problem is in the short outlines before each English section - the numbers are superimposed over the words, making them hard to read, so I skipped over them. And of course there are no illustrations. One thing that surprised me is what a gossip rag the Inferno seems to be! Lots of references to politicians and other public figures getting their due. It would be easy to substitute current names and events instead, which I suppose is what makes this such a cultural touchstone.