The Inferno of Dante Alighieri


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The Inferno of Dante Alighieri

by Dante Alighieri (Author)
Ciaran Carson (Translator)



ISBN: 9781862076037


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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 retelling of Dante's epic journey for the twenty-first-century reader.

"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.


ISBN 1862076030
ISBN13 9781862076037
Publisher Granta Books
Format Paperback
Publication date 16/11/2004
Pages 320
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 126