John Ciardi



Streaming Media


29 minutes


John Ciardi, an American poet, translator, and etymologist, translated Dante's Inferno (1954), Purgatorio (1961), and Paradiso (1970).

In this lecture Ciardi discusses literary structure, relationships, and moral philosophy in Dante's Inferno. The recording is incomplete, beginning and ending in the midst of his presentation.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Dante Alighieri -- 1265-1321, Content Analysis, Epic poetry

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Reel to reel, 7.5 ips, 1/2 track, mono


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Transcript added August 24, 2021.

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