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Dante Inferno Typescript: Cantos XX-XXXI (Translation I) / Tom Phillips, translator ; Erskine-Tulloch P., 1981

Identifier: CC-28360-29555

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Scope and Contents

This volume of typed translations has more alterations and additions than the first typescript of cantos. On ten pages, Phillips has written "retype" in a decorative script and included a small ink cartoon-like drawing of a human or angel at a typewriter. The human image is a caricature of Pella Erskine-Tulloch. One cartoon bubble with this caricature reads, "Say Mr Dante I think your comedy is simply divine!" Another states, "A canto a day wipes the blues away." This Phillipsian humor referring to a great, poetic work of translation, can be found not only in the Inferno, but in many of his visual and literary works including his book dedicated to Rushdie, "Merely Connect," and in several pages of "A Humument," and in his introduction to "The Portrait Works" from the National Portrait Gallery.The binding by Pella Erskine-Tulloch repeats the theme of volume I with fleurs-di-lis and a portrait of Dante in his study, with the latter now presented in a coral color on both covers. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1981



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book + manuscript + pages (typed, ink colored, handwriting, micrography) (89 pages) in bookbinding (leather, scored)) ; 21.5 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

alc. Phillips s

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: London, England : [Publisher not identified]. Nationality of creator: British. General: About 1 total copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: AMANDA.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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