The Inferno Of Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Published: 17 October 2002
Hardback, Other
138x195mm, 320 pages
ISBN: 9781862075252

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Published: 16 November 2004
Paperback, B Format
126x198mm, 320 pages
ISBN: 9781862076037

Translated by Ciaran Carson


Inferno, the first volume of Dante's Divine Comedy, is an imaginitive tour de force. Dante's 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. Ciaran Carson's translation of the text is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigour and attempts not to diminish the pathos of the original. This is a retelling of Dante's epic journey for the twenty-first-century reader.

About the author

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Ciaran Carson was born in 1948 in Belfast where he still lives. He has been awarded the Irish Times Literature Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Yorkshire Post Prize. More about the author

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