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Divine Comedy

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Atlantic Books
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Ian Young
Mar 10, 2012 Ian Young rated it really liked it
If I had to describe The Divine Comedy by Craig Raine in one word, it would be “unflinching”. The cover depicts a close up of a male face, in hyper-real, high definition close up, and this is a sign of things to come. The Divine Comedy is a challenging novel from an author best known as a poet. Its structure is unusual – there is a plot, though this unfolds only periodically and probably occupies less than half of the text. The remainder is a series of digressions, reflections and anecdotes ...more
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Craig Anthony Raine, FRSL is an English poet born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Along with Christopher Reid, he is the best-known exponent of Martian poetry.
He taught at Oxford and followed a literary career as book editor for New Review, editor of Quarto, and poetry editor at the New Statesman. He became poetry editor at publishers Faber and Faber in 1981, and has been a fellow of New Colleg
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