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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Inferno of Dante Alighieri

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Inferno, the first volume of Dante Alighieri's La Divina Commedia, is an imaginative tour de force. In this, one of the greatest of all works of literature, Dante's literary hero, Virgil, guides him through Hell, showing him the inhabitants of each of its nine circles and examples of the divine justice meted out to them.

Ciaran Carson's version is suffused with wit and anger and irreverent vigour. Its rhymes sparkle and stimulate. Carson's swift intelligence never diminishes the pathos of the original, however, and Dante's pity for some of the damned shines through undimmed. The first ever version of Dante by an Irish poet, Carson's Inferno is accented with a vivid Hiberno-English idiom that will surprise and renew the reader's faith in the art of translation. This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey for the twenty-first-century reader.

Review:

?Ciaran Carson is the circus act of contemporary Irish letters — a double-jointed marvel who defies the narrow, classifying imagination.? The Guardian

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From the author of "Shamrock Tea" comes a groundbreaking and original retelling of Dante's epic journey.

Synopsis:

In "Inferno", the first volume of Dante's "La Divina Comemedia", Dante's hero, Virgil, guides him through hell, showing him the inhabitants of its circles and examples of the justice meted out to them. Ciaran Carson's translation of the text is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigour.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781862075252
Translator:
Carson, Ciaran
Publisher:
Granta Books
Translator:
Carson, Ciaran
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Hell
Subject:
POETRY / Single Author / British & Irish
Series Volume:
03-5
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
7.77x5.63x1.16 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 296 pages Granta Books - English 9781862075252 Reviews:
"Review" by , ?Ciaran Carson is the circus act of contemporary Irish letters — a double-jointed marvel who defies the narrow, classifying imagination.?
"Synopsis" by , From the author of "Shamrock Tea" comes a groundbreaking and original retelling of Dante's epic journey.
"Synopsis" by , In "Inferno", the first volume of Dante's "La Divina Comemedia", Dante's hero, Virgil, guides him through hell, showing him the inhabitants of its circles and examples of the justice meted out to them. Ciaran Carson's translation of the text is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigour.
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