Dante’s Inferno

Halfway through a bad trip

I found myself in this stinking car park,

Underground, miles from Amarillo.

Dante’s Inferno, by Philip Terry, is a retelling of Dante like no other; the circles of Hell are now an academic campus modelled on the University of Essex, where Terry teaches, and populated by Vice-Chancellors, politicians, Irish sectarians and Shane MacGowan. Staying strangely close to both the spirit and the letter of Dante’s original, Dante’s Inferno is also uproariously funny: a joyful satirical romp for our times.

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