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Clive James on his obsession with Dante

Renowned critic and poet Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy.

The epic 14th century poem is widely considered to be the one of the greatest works of world literature, which describes Dante's travels through hell, purgatory and heaven.

Clive James discusses his ambitious project of translating the 14,233 lines which took him several years. He also discusses the challenge of writing the book while struggling with ill health which made him wonder whether he would live to see it published.

Hear the full interview on Wednesday evening on BBC Front Row

  • 17 Jul 2013
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