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Dante's Inferno: A verse translation Hardcover – 20 Oct 2006

3.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; 1st Edition edition (20 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330441108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330441100
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,831,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A plain, urgent readability, combined with a muscular
forcefulness... matching clarity with intricacy.'
-- Economist

'What O'Brien has achieved is a compellingly readable version of
the whole poem' -- FT Magazine

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Sean O’Brien’s new translation of the Inferno is the most fluent, grippingly readable English version of Dante’s poem yet. With the consummate technical skill that is the hallmark of his own poetry, O’Brien manages the near-impossible balancing act of preserving the clear complexities and power of the Italian original while achieving an entirely natural English music. No other version has managed to stay so true to Dante’s text while so vividly expressing the horror, cruelty, beauty and outrageous imaginative flight of his original vision.

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I posted the comments below on amazon.com in the USA, where I bought the kindle edition a while back. I'm posting them here because Amazon (as of February 2012) haven't done anything about it. They've always been excellent for printed books, but they don't seem to control kindle descriptions carefully enough. To judge from my own experience, the favourable reviews on this page (again: as of February 2012) refer to other editions, and not to this one at all.
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Dante's Inferno is wonderful, but has to be read in a decent translation. I ordered this one because I thought it would be interesting to see how different translators handled it. But something has gone wrong. This Classic Collections version of Dante is not as advertised. It's actually an atrocious old translation by the Rev. Cary, poorly put together, and with no proper table of contents, etc. In any case, it's available elsewhere for free. I'm not sure whether I can return Kindle books, so I'll probably just throw it away.
If Amazon check out these reviews, please can they remove or adapt the inaccurate information on this one.
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A very good set of English language versions of the the first Canticle of the Commedia. These are not really translations, but renderings by often well-known poets, and not uniformly excellent - but that is a matter of personal taste, of course.
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The link I clicked on was for the Binyon translation of the Inferno. What I have got is a mediocre version by Charles Eliot Norton, not what I was looking for at all. This problem has already been indentified by another reviewer and it is time Amazon did something about it.
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Format: Hardcover
I was daunted when i decided i wanted to read this book, but not sure whether it is this translation or the poem itself but it is not as daunting as i thought it would be.

It is not a page turner in the sense of a normal novel, but it is something that you can actually take time to digest and read. And it is well worth it, the language and the imagery is fantastic, and this version has very helpful look ups at the end to tell you all the different historical characters.

Well worth a read.
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