Verse translation by prize-winning translator with facing Italian textFollows the success of Dante's Inferno and The Divine Comedy, both also translated by J.G. NicholsPart of Alma Classics' edition of Dante's complete worksIncludes an extensive section on Dante's life and worksBorn in Florence, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is the zenith of medieval knowledge and a paragon of poetic imagination. Its first part, the Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all time.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.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. Contains Illustrations by Gustave DoréFor sheer liveliness, combined with accuracy and closeness to the text, it will be hard to rival.Bravo for this new version of Dante... Bravo, Professor Nichols!All life is written in Dante's burning pages, and Nichols has done him proud.Alma Classics Evergreens is a series of popular classics. All the titles in the series are provided with an extensive critical apparatus, extra reading material including a section of photographs and notes. The texts are based on the most authoritative edition (or collated from the most authoritative editions or manuscripts) and edited using a fresh, intelligent editorial approach. With an emphasis on the production, editorial and typographical values of a book, Alma Classics aspires to revitalize the whole experience of reading the classics.
|Title:||Purgatory: Dual Language and New Verse Translation|
|Author:||Dante AlighieriJ.G. Nichols|