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Current Event November 14, 2013

Dante’s Inferno Comes Alive in Latest English Translation

Dante Alighieri finished writing the three part epic poem “Divine Comedy” in 1321. The poem’s three parts, hell, purgatory and heaven follow one man on his journey through all three imaginary places. This great work of Italian literature has survived the ages and remains a classic today. There have been many translations of Dante’s work. This story interviews Clive James, the most recent English translator, about this epic poem and his translated version of “Divine Comedy.”

Literature World History I Poetry

Story Length: 8:11

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 04/13/2013

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