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The Drowned Book

The Drowned Book (Paperback)

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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: 'Compelling, with a steady incandescence to the language' Independent 'All life is written in Dante's burning pages, and Sean O'Brien is to be congratulated on his expert rehabilitation of a classic' Spectator 'Combines urgent readability with a muscular forcefulness' The Economist

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 07/09/2007 ISBN-13: 9780330447621  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sean O'Brien is a poet, critic, playwright, broadcaster, anthologist and editor. He grew up in Hull and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne; he is Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University and teaches on the MA Writing course. His five collections of poetry to date have all won awards, most recently Downriver (Picador, 2001), which won the Forward Prize for best collection. In 2002 Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001 was published by Picador. His book of essays on contemporary poetry, The Deregulated Muse (Bloodaxe), was published in 1998, as was his acclaimed anthology The Firebox: Poetry In Britain And Ireland After 1945 (Picador). His most recent work is a verse translation of Dante's Inferno, which Picador published in 2006.

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