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Divine Comedy

Dante

Translated by C.H. Sisson

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ISBN: 978 0 856352 73 7
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: January 1995
216 x 135 x 8 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Dante
    Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), commonly known as Dante, was born into a prominent family in Florence. His works in Italian, apart from his masterpiece the Divina Commedia, include the Vita Nuova (finely translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti), the Convivio and Rime, shorter poems. He also wrote in Latin. As Shakespeare ... read more
    C.H. Sisson
    Born in Bristol in 1914, C. H. Sisson was noted as a poet, novelist, essayist and an important translator. He was a great friend of the critic and writer Donald Davie, with whom he corresponded regularly. Sisson was a student at the University of Bristol where he read English and Philosophy. ... read more
    Praise for C.H. Sisson `His poems move in service of the loved landscapes of England and France; they sing (and growl) in love of argument, in love of seeing through, in love of the firm descriptions of moral self-disgust; they move in love of the old lost life by which the new life is condemned.'
    Donald Hall, New York Times Book Review
    'I think he is worth a place on the short shelf reserved for the finest twentieth-century poets, with Eliot and Rilke and MacDiarmid.'
    Robert Nye, the Scotsman
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