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Love Poems
By (author): Dante Alighieri Translated by: Anthony Mortimer Translated by: J.G. Nichols
9781847496881 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / European / Italian Feb 01, 2017
$15.00 CAD
Active 5.14 x 7.85 x 0.57 in | 200 gr 192 pages Alma Alma Classics
Dante is known to most readers outside Italy for his gritty descriptions of the Inferno, but there is another, gentler side to his poetry, which found expression throughout his career in verses that made him, together with his friend Guido Cavalcanti, the leading love poet of his generation. From the ballads and rime of his youth to the heart-rending lyrics written on the death of Beatrice and the more sober, philosophical canzoni of his later years, this volume provides the only English edition of the great Florentine's complete love poems, in brilliant verse translations by Dante specialists J.G. Nichols and Anthony Mortimer.

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.

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