D.M. Black, Robert Chandler and Giovanna di Ceglie on Dante

Dante’s Purgatorio is as much an allegory of spiritual transformation as it is one of psychological rebirth, personal healing, and self-transcendence. Combining a graceful lyricism with decades of study, D.M. Black’s translation and commentary reveal new dimensions in Dante’s many portraits of people trying to find their way through life and what comes after. This fresh, bilingual edition of Purgatorio was published on September 14th, the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death.

To celebrate this new edition, Black was in conversation with writer and translator Robert Chandler and psychoanalyst Giovanna di Ceglie, who joined the discussion and read from the original Italian.

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