The Inferno of Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (Author) Ciaran Carson (Translator)
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Description

This startling new translation of Dante's Inferno is by Ciaran Carson, one of contemporary Ireland's most dazzlingly gifted poets. Written in a vigorous and inventive contemporary idiom, while also reproducing the intricate rhyme-scheme that is so essential to the beauty and power of Dante's epic, Carson's virtuosic rendering of the Inferno is that rare thing--a translation with the heft and force of a true English poem. Like Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid, Ciaran Carson's Inferno is an extraordinary modern response to one of the great works of world literature.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New York Review of Books
Publish Date
October 31, 2004
Pages
328
Dimensions
5.18 X 0.69 X 8.0 inches | 0.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781590171141
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About the Author

Ciaran Carson was born in 1948 in Belfast. He has been awarded the Forward Poetry Prize, The Irish Times Literature Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Yorkshire Post Prize. Shamrock Tea was longlisted for the Booker Prize and The Inferno won the Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2003. Carson's prose books- Last Night's Fun, The Star Factory, and Fishing for Amber - form a body of work unique in Irish literature.

Reviews

"A Dante not for the shelf but for the eye and voice--addictively readable, virtually demanding to be recited aloud."