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By Sandow Birk,and Marcus Sanders
7-1/2 x 11 x 3-1/4 in; 3 books slipcased, b/w illustrations throughout
September 2006 ISBN 9780811856577 ISBN10 0811856577
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Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a work of profound satiric fury" and by Bookpage as "funny and deeply affecting," Birk and Sanders' masterwork is now available for the first time in a substantial and sumptuous slipcased set. The pair's innovative and authentic adaptation of Dante's epic, coupled with Birk's striking play on Gustave Dor's classic illustrations, make this a Divine Comedy for the 21st century. Acclaimed by both the literary and art worlds; rife with contemporary turns of phrase and slang (just as the original poem was written in the vernacular of its day) and pointed visions of the afterlife as contemporary cities; and rich with bold allusion, cultural critique, and witthis is the must-have collection of modern classics.
Sandow Birk is a recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships. He lives in Long Beach, California.
Marcus Sanders is a contributing editor for Surfing and Surfline, and has written for numerous magazines. He lives in San Francisco.
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