The Inferno of Dante Alighieri (Hardback)
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The Inferno of Dante Alighieri (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 17/10/2002
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"Inferno", the first volume of Dante Alighieri's "La Divina Comemedia", is an imaginitive tour de force. Dante's 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 translation of the text is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigour and attempts not to diminish the pathos of the original.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862075252

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I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this as I'm not a big poetry reader as I find the reading of such books a bit slow and arduous. I have to say on the whole Carson's translation was vivid and flowing and... More

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