April 3, 2004 – 10:34 am
Listen to this: Dante’s ‘Inferno’, Canto I, Lines 1-69
American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky gave the world a new verse translation of Dante’s Inferno a few years back, and I bought the audiobook version of it after reading an article somewhere. The translation was amazing – but the casting was questionable… or at least very surprising: John Cleese.
You can hear him read that and more of his poetry here. The sound quality may be pretty dire – but it’s still a nice thing to do for your ears.