Dante's Inferno: A verse translation Hardcover – 20 Oct 2006
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'A plain, urgent readability, combined with a muscular
forcefulness... matching clarity with intricacy.'
'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.See all Product Description
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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.
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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This excellent translation of Dante's poetic composition is probably the best ever. A joy to read over and over.Published on 4 July 2014 by A
this is a very good publication for someone interested both in the original text of the poem and the game. Read morePublished on 11 Feb. 2011 by roxana