6 09, 2013

Introduction (Estonian)

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The first instances of translation of the Divine Comedy into Estonian – a Ugro-finnish language related to Finnish – are due to the poet and italophile Villem Grünthal-Ridala (1885-1942) who published in 1911 a version of the first canto of Hell, and to the poet and literary critic Johannes Semper (1892-1970) who published in 1939 a version just of the third canto of the same part.  A complete translation, albeit just of Hell, was only published in 2011 and this is due to the poet [...]