Homer, The Odyssey Books 10-11
Virgil, The Aeneid Book 6
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy – Inferno (c.1314)
John Milton, Paradise Lost Books 1 & 2 (1667; 1674)
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1793)
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899; 1902)
Wilfred Owen, ‘Strange Meeting’ (c.1918)
James Joyce, Ulysses – ‘Circe’ (1922)
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)
Jean Paul Sartre, Huit Clos [No Exit] (1944)
Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo (1947;1958) [If this is a man] [U.S. title: Survival in Auschwitz]
Patrick Boyde, Human Vices and Human Worth in Dante’s Comedy (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Morris Eaves, ed The Cambridge Companion to Blake (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
Nicolas Tredell, ed Heart of Darkness (Icon Books, 1998)
Tony Davies & Nigel Wood, eds The Waste Land (Open University Press, 1994)
Nicholas Patruno, Understanding Primo Levi (University of South Carolina Press, 1995)
Rachel Falconer, Hell in contemporary literature: western descent narratives since 1945 (University of Edinburgh Press, 2005)
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