Suitable for students as well as the general reader who is coming to the great masterpiece of Italian literature for the first time, this title examines the questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption.
Robin Kirkpatrick's masterful verse translation of "The Divine Comedy", tracing Dante's journey from Hell to Purgatory and finally Paradise, is published... Læs mere
Den italienske poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) skrev foruden sit hovedværk, Den Guddommelige Komedie, en række digte og mindre værker på italiensk og latin, hvoraf hans statsretlige værk om... Læs mere
Writing his "Comedy" (the epithet "Divine" was added by later admirers) in exile from his native Florence, Dante aimed to address a world gone astray both morally and politically. It tells the story of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman.
Written between 1292 and 1295, the Vita Nuova consists of 31 poems inspired by the historical but idealised and mythologised Lady Beatrice. This bi-lingual edition contains Michael Barbi's 1932 Italian edition plus an English translation.