Inferno OverviewInferno: A Poet’s Novel is a fictionalized memoir by Eileen Myles. The novel spans from Eileen’s college days in Boston to her career as an established and well-known poet in New York City. The content and structure of the novel are partially inspired by the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy follows a poet’s fictional journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven. Similarly, Inferno: A Poet’s Novel follows Eileen Myles’ personal journey through her early years as a struggling artist, her years as an established and successful artist, and her journeys of personal, artistic, and sexual self-discovery. Eileen is both the narrator and the main character of the novel, which is told in a creative and often nonlinear fashion.
The Inferno Study Pack contains:
Inferno Study Guide
Eileen Myles Biographies (1)
4,032 words, approx. 14 pages
Eileen Myles is one of the few openly lesbian American poets of her time to attract the interest of aestheticians as well as a general readership. Part of this rare accessibility is surely due to her ...