Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno : A verse translation

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Sean O'Brien's new translation of the Inferno is destined to become the standard English text for many years to come. It is the most fluent, grippingly readable version of Dante's poem yet, and - with all the consummate technical skill that is the hallmark of O'Brien' own poetry - manages the near-impossible task of preserving the subtle power and lyric nuance of the Italian original, while seeking out an entirely natural English music. No other version has so vividly expressed the horror, cruelty, beauty and outrageous imaginative flight of Dante's original vision. Praise for Sean O'Brien: 'His work is elegiac and satirical, interested in history, politics and the imagination' Independent on Sunday 'A poet of unabashed political engagement, wit and humour' Guardianshow more

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  • Electronic book text | 160 pages
  • Pan MacMillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0330542117
  • 9780330542111

About Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien is a poet, critic, playwright, broadcaster, anthologist and editor. He grew up in Hull and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University and teaches on the MA Writing course. His five collections of poetry to date have all won awards - most recently Downriver (Picador, 2001), which won the Forward Prize for best collection. In 2002, Picador published Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001; his book of essays on contemporary poetry, The Deregulated Muse (Bloodaxe), was published in 1998, as was his acclaimed anthology The Firebox: Poetry In Britain And Ireland After 1945 (Picador).show more