I read this in high school but like most people at that age, didn't even remotely come close to appreciating it. Comically, you know you're getting old when you look for a certain title in a bookstore/online and the majority of the results are Cliff Notes.
A few years ago I tried to read it in italian with a pretty cool translated version, but ended up just looking for a good English translation. This one here is the best I've found, though it's just Inferno.
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The problem with some of the meter in English is that it doesn't quite flow as well as the Italian version because so many Italian words end in vowels, but that version there is much better than the previous one's I've tried.
For anyone looking to spend a few hours catching up on one of the most important pieces of literature ever written, start with that version.
Do NOT get this version:
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If you have a Kindle. The spacing is all fucked up, and the line breaks between stanzas are allJacked uplikethis for
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Know of any good versions with the Italian on one page and the English on the opposite one? I've been curious to read this for a while now.