Jan Alois Zahradníček

Jan Alois Zahradníček

Otto František Babler

Otto František Babler

Translation in terza rima by Otto František Babler (Zenica 1901 – Olomouc 1984), Czech polyglot and translator of Bosnian origin, and Jan Zahradníček (Mastník 1905 – Vlčatín 1960), one of the main Czech poets of the 20th century.
First edition published in Prague in 1952. The name of Jan Zahradníček, victim of political persecution by the communist regime of that time, was omitted in both this edition and the following ones, although his contribution to the translation was very significant.
Edition illustrated with anonymous Italian xylographies  of the 15th century (from the edition of Pietro de Quarengi, Venice 1497).

Frontespizio

Incipit dell’Inferno

Incisione quattrocentesca raffigurante il Limbo e i quattro sommi poeti (Inf., IV, 83-90).