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Inferno of Dante Alighieri - 02 edition

Inferno of Dante Alighieri (ISBN10: 1590171144; ISBN13: 9781590171141)
ISBN13: 978-1590171141
ISBN10: 1590171144

Summary: 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 thinga translation with the heft and force of a true English poem. Like Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid, Ci
aran Carson's Inferno is an extraordinary modern response to one of the great works of world literature.
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Summary: 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 thinga 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: New York Review
Year Published: 2002
International: No



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