The Drowned Book

 

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The Drowned Book


by Sean O'Brien (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780330447621

 

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Picador's second collection from one of the finest English poets of the last fifty years


Many of the poems in Sean O'Brien's new collection take their emotional tenor and imaginative cue from his acclaimed translation of Dante's Inferno, and occupy a dark, flooded, subterranean world, as dramatically compelling as it is disquieting. Circumstances have compelled O'Brien to return repeatedly to the elegiac form, and The Drowned Book contains a number of powerfully moving poems written in memory of fellow poets and artists. The Drowned Book again shows O'Brien a master of the authoritative line, and underscores his pre-eminence among contemporary English poets. Praise for Sean O'Brien's verse translation of Dante's Inferno: 'Compelling, with a steady incandescence to the language' Independent 'All life is written in Dante's burning pages, and Sean O'Brien is to be congratulated on his expert rehabilitation of a classic' Spectator 'Combines urgent readability with a muscular forcefulness' The Economist


 

ISBN 330447629
ISBN13 9780330447621
Publisher Picador
Format Paperback
Publication date 07/09/2007
Pages 80
Weight (grammes) 440
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 197
Width (mm) 130