Rime (Dual-language edition)

By Dante Alighieri

Translated by J.G. Nichols and Anthony Mortimer

ISBN: 9781847494627

228 pages

RRP: £8.79

This collection of Dante Alighieri’s lyrics charts his poetic evolution and displays the ground on which his Vita nuova and Divine Comedy developed. Inspired in his early poems by troubadour love poetry, Dante would later come to master all the genres of the time, such as the canzone, the sonnet and the ballad.

At the same time deeply personal – dealing with themes of love, death and exile – and imbued with the poetic and political milieux of the period, Dante’s Rime offer a fascinating glimpse into the imagination of arguably the greatest writer of all time.

Translated by prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols and Anthony Mortimer who has published acclaimed verse translations of Petrarch and Michelangelo (Penguin), Dante’s Vita Nuova and the Poems of Cavalcanti (Alma Classics).

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  • Dante’s is the most comprehensive and the most ordered presentation of emotions that has ever been made.

    T.S. Eliot

Dante Alighieri

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.