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).