Dante's Divine Trilogy - Canons (Paperback)
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Dante's Divine Trilogy - Canons (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 03/02/2022
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In this masterful retelling of one of the greatest works of world literature, Alasdair Gray - in his last work - offers an original translation in prosaic English rhyme. Lyrical and modern, this complete edition brings all three parts of Dante's epic journey through Hell and Purgatory and on to Paradise together in a single volume for the first time.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786897022
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Edition: Main - Canons


MEDIA REVIEWS

One of the brightest intellectual and creative lights Scotland has known in modern times - NICOLA STURGEON

A necessary genius - ALI SMITH

Gray is a true original, a twentieth century William Blake - Observer

One of the most gifted writers to have put pen to paper in the English language - IRVINE WELSH

Praise for Dante's Divine Trilogy: Alasdair Gray has cast a spell over Dante's Hell, creating (and decorating) a verse translation that is modern, lyrical, yet faithful to the original - New Statesman

Lucid, lyrical, imaginative - Times Literary Supplement

An ancient masterpiece glistens again as his lyricism takes flight, while keeping one foot balanced on solid ground . . . Gray turns Dante's language into clear English, sometimes with a playful comic turn . . . Remarkable - i

No other translator has made the narratives so clear or strong, and the distinctive power of the work lies in the clarity of the storytelling . . . This Hell is a magnificent feat of reimagining of one of the greatest of all human creations - Herald

Powerfully conveys the appalling nature of a vision which has terrified and enthralled Western men and women down the centuries - Times Literary Supplement

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