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Inferno : Evergreens - Dante Alighieri



By: Dante Alighieri, J.G. Nichols (Transcribed by)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2014
ISBN: 9781847493408
Number Of Pages: 396

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'For sheer liveliness, combined with accuracy and closeness to the text, it will be hard to rival.' A.N. Wilson 'J.G. Nichols has done superb translations of Inferno and Purgatory.' The Financial Times

Dante's dramatic journey through the circles of hell in search of redemption - and his encounter with devils, monsters and the souls of some of the greatest sinners who ever walked on earth - is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time. Inferno, the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, is presented here in a new verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, together with the original text facing, extensive notes, illustrations and a critical apparatus focusing on the author's life and works.

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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, Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all time.

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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 *
For sheer liveliness, combined with accuracy and closeness to the text, it will be hard to rival. -- A.N. Wilson
This new translation by J.G. Nichols, clearly grounded in a secure knowledge of and familiarity with Dante and in English verse which is rarely less than competently handled, is one that deserves to be taken seriously and will reward any reader who makes his first encounter with Dante through it. It is an intelligent and sophisticated piece of work. * Acumen Literary Journal *
Dante is my spiritual food. -- James Joyce

ISBN: 9781847493408
ISBN-10: 1847493408
Series: Evergreens
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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