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Pages: 328
Publication Date: October 31, 2004

The Inferno of Dante Alighieri

a new translation by Ciaran Carson

$11.96 $14.95

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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.Ciaran Carson dante alighieri