PURGATORY: Dante’s Divine Trilogy Part Two. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasda

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In part two of ‘La Divina Commedia,’ one of the masterpieces of world literature, Dante and his guide, the poet Virgil, must enter and traverse Purgatory and the seven deadly sins in their quest to reach Heaven. In this sublime version of Dante’s masterpiece, Alasdair Gray offers an original translation in his own unique idiom. Lyrical, modern and illuminatingly illustrated, this remarkable edition yokes two great literary minds, 700 years apart, and brings the classic text alive for the 21st century.

ISBN: 9781786894731 Author: Gray, Alasdair Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Publication Date: 3rd October 2019 Imprint: Canongate Cover: Hardback Dewey: 851.1 (edition:23) Pages: 160 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

In part two of La Divina Commedia, one of the masterpieces of world literature, Dante and his guide, the poet Virgil, must enter and traverse Purgatory and the seven deadly sins in their quest to reach Heaven. In this colloquial version of Dante’s masterpiece, Alasdair Gray offers an original translation in his own unique idiom.

Lyrical and modern, this remarkable edition yokes two great literary minds, seven hundred years apart, and brings the classic text alive for the twenty-first century.

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