#FridayReads, April 27–“The Inferno” and “Mickey Cohen”

May 28, 2012 Update: I was delighted to see this new, modern translation of the Inferno received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. They write, “This will be the Dante for the next generation.”

#FridayReads, Mary Jo Bang’s splendid modern translation of Dante’s Inferno, with diabolical drawings by Henrik Drescher and fascinating, context-lending notes by Ms. Bang, being published by Graywolf this coming August.  Also, Mickey Cohen: The Life & Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster by Tere Tereba–what a nasty killer.

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  1. […] I recommend you read the excellent column by Fischbach and McCrae which affirms the vibrancy of the independent publishing spirit. — Nov. 28 Update: Speaking of Graywolf Press, PW’s Claire Kirch has published this profile of them, Graywolf in a New Era. And, I made one of Graywolf’s current titles, Mary Jo Bang’s new translation of Dante’s Inferno, my #FridayReads last April 27.   […]

  2. […] Inferno received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. I had made the book one of my #FridayReads on April 27. PW writes, “This will be the Dante for the next generation.” Here’s the […]

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