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Purgatory by Dante Alighieri: A Dual-Language Book

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Purgatory by Dante Alighieri: A Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

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, which perfectly captures the sense of elegy and melancholy that permeates this work. Also included are the original Italian text, extensive notes, illustrations and a critical apparatus focusing on Dante’s life and works.

Purgatory by Dante Alighieri - About the author

Born 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.

Purgatory by Dante Alighieri - Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

Translated from the Italian by J.G. Nichols (Original Italian text on the left page with the English translation on the facing page).

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Product Description

Purgatory by Dante Alighieri: A Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

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, which perfectly captures the sense of elegy and melancholy that permeates this work. Also included are the original Italian text, extensive notes, illustrations and a critical apparatus focusing on Dante’s life and works.

Purgatory by Dante Alighieri - About the author

Born 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.

Purgatory by Dante Alighieri - Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

Translated from the Italian by J.G. Nichols (Original Italian text on the left page with the English translation on the facing page).

CONTINUE READING
Additional Information
Book Genre Fiction, Poetry
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Alma Classics
Number of pages 396
ISBN 9781847491763
Language Italian
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Dual-language (Parallel texts) books enable you to read through the text and instantly check on any words or phrases that you might not have quite understood. These books are a great tool for language learners!
  • Poems are good for short, concerted bursts of learning
  • Full translation in English on the facing page
  • Read some great works of literature while also learning a language
  • Ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners of Italian
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