Purgatory: Dual Language and New Verse Translation (Evergreens) (Paperback)

Purgatory: Dual Language and New Verse Translation (Evergreens) By Dante Alighieri, J.G. Nichols (Translated by) Cover Image
By Dante Alighieri, J.G. Nichols (Translated by)
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Describing Dante's second stage in his arduous journey to redemption, Purgatory features a host of unforgettable scenes and characters, and arguably some of the best poetry to be found in the Divine Comedy. The gloom, torments and evils of Hell have been left behind, but Dante's ascent of Mount Purgatory towards Paradise remains fraught with obstacles, not least the burden of his own mortality and his human passions.

Purgatory is presented here in a new verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols. Also included are the original Italian text, extensive notes and a critical apparatus focusing on Dante's life and works.

About the Author

Dante Alighieri (c.1265–1321) is the author of The Divine Comedy, a masterpiece of world literature.

Praise For…

“For sheer liveliness, combined with accuracy and closeness to the text, it will be hard to rival.” - A.N. Wilson

“Bravo for this new version of Dante . . . Bravo, Professor Nichols!” - The Church Times

“All life is written in Dante’s burning pages, and Nichols has done him proud.” - Ian Thomson, The Observer

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847496119
ISBN-10: 1847496113
Publisher: Alma Classics
Publication Date: October 20th, 2016
Pages: 396
Language: English
Series: Evergreens