The Inferno of Dante Alighieri cover
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Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
October 31, 2004
Pages:
328
ISBN:
9781590171141
Series:
NYRB Classics
Categories:
International Literature, Poets & Poetry

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 thing—a 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.