$21.00 – Paperback / Pan Macmillan / United Kingdom
The Drowned Book
Many of the poems in Sean O'Brien's new collection take their emotional tenor and imaginative cue from his acclaimed translation of Dante's Inferno, and occupy a dark, flooded, subterranean world, as dramatically compelling as it is disquieting. Circumstances have compelled O'Brien to return repeatedly to the elegiac form, and The Drowned Book contains a number of powerfully moving poems written in memory of fellow poets and artists. The Drowned Book again shows O'Brien a master of the authoritative line, and underscores his pre-eminence among contemporary English poets. Praise for Sean O'Brien's verse translation of Dante's Inferno: âCompelling, with a steady incandescence to the language' Independent âAll life is written in Dante's burning pages, and Sean O'Brien is to be congratulated on his expert rehabilitation of a classic' Spectator âCombines urgent readability with a muscular forcefulness' The Economist
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