The Inferno of Dante Alighieri: A New Translation

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New York Review of Books, 2004 - Poetry - 296 pages
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This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the 21st-century reader's faith in the art of translation. Remarkably inventive, Ciaran Carson's Inferno deserves comparison with Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid.

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Ciaran Carson was born in 1948 in Belfast. He has been awarded the Forward Poetry Prize, The Irish Times Literature Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Yorkshire Post Prize. Shamrock Tea was longlisted for the Booker Prize and The Inferno won the Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2003. Carson's prose books– Last Night's Fun, The Star Factory, and Fishing for Amber – form a body of work unique in Irish literature.

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