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A Keynes Story (Actually a Lydia Lopokova Story) I Had Somehow Never Heard

Inferno

Listening to Robert Pinsky read his translation of Dante's Inferno...

Most notable moments:

  • Frederick II's chancellor in the wood of suicides
  • Brunetto Latini in the desert of raining fire: "not the loser, but the winner..."
  • Farinata degli Uberti: "That news pains me more..."
  • "Perhaps you did not think that I was a logician?..."
  • "Vexilla prodeunt regis inferni..."

The fourteen-year-old says that Pinsky talks way too fast for the poem. I agree.

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