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The inferno of Dante Alighieri : a new translation, by Ciaran Carson

Label
The inferno of Dante Alighieri : a new translation
Title
The inferno of Dante Alighieri
Title remainder
a new translation
Statement of responsibility
by Ciaran Carson
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The Inferno, the first volume of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, is an imaginative tour de force. In this celebrated work -- widely considered to be one of the greatest in the Western canon -- Dante's literary 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. Originally written in colloquial Italian, The Inferno was intended by Dante as a poem for the common reader. In his new translation, Ciaran Carson has constructed a version that is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigor. Carson, an award-winning Irish poet, accents his Inferno with vivid Hiberno-English idioms, drawing on the Irish poetic and balladmaking tradition to create rhymes that sparkle and stimulate. Carson's swift intelligence never diminishes the pathos of the original, however, and Dante's visions of Hell -- and his pity for some of the damned -- shine through undimmed. This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the twenty-first-century reader's faith in the art of translation. Remarkably inventive, Carson's Inferno is deserving of comparison with Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid
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DLC
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1265-1321
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Dante Alighieri
Dewey number
851/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4315.2
LC item number
.C37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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1948-
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Carson, Ciaran
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Hell
  • Epic poetry, Italian
Label
The inferno of Dante Alighieri : a new translation, by Ciaran Carson
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Inferno
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 296 p.
Isbn
9781590171110
Isbn Type
(trade paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004017963
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56095891
  • (OCoLC)56095891
  • 1151031
Label
The inferno of Dante Alighieri : a new translation, by Ciaran Carson
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Inferno
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 296 p.
Isbn
9781590171110
Isbn Type
(trade paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004017963
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56095891
  • (OCoLC)56095891
  • 1151031

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