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The Inferno (Dante Alighieri): The Immortal Drama of a Journey through Hell

The Inferno (Dante Alighieri): The Immortal Drama of a Journey through Hell

Poet and literary critic John Ciardi reads an English-language translation of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno (Hell), an allegory telling of Dante’s journey through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. The Inferno is the first part of Dante’s epic three-part work The Divine Comedy. The other two parts are Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Heaven). The complete script of the English translation of Inferno is included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Canto I: The Dark Wood of Error John Ciardi 7:25
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Canto II: The Descent John Ciardi 7:50
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Canto III: The Vestibule of Hell John Ciardi 7:51
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Canto IV: Limbo-The Virtuous Pagans John Ciardi 8:07
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Canto V: The Carnal John Ciardi 8:43
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Canto VI: The Gluttons John Ciardi 6:46
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Canto VII: The Hoarders and the Wasters / The Wrathful and the Sullen John Ciardi 7:47
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Canto VIII: Styx - The Wrathful, Phlegyas / Dis - The Fallen Angels John Ciardi 7:44
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