The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri

Clive James

4.07 based on 30 ratings & 4 reviews on Goodreads.com

2014 Nominee

Costa Poetry Award

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04 June 2015
9781447244226
560 pages
Synopsis

Renowned critic and poet Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2013.

Synopsis

Renowned critic and poet Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2013.

Clive James's new translation is wonderfully unstuffy and injects fresh life back into the poem.

Mary Beard, Best Holiday Reads 2013 - Observer

'An outstanding achievement . . . He restores the sense of drama, the colours and music of Dante's vision . . . Clive James has now given us a translation worthy of this and any other time; and a great piece of literature in its own right' - Robert Fox, Evening Standard