A great classic of Literary Criticism: the complete and detailed history of the private, political and literary life of the "divine" poet, in the study of one of the greatest Italian experts on Dante.
Giorgio Petrocchi (b. 1921 d. 1989) taught Italian Literature at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". Corresponding member of the National Lyncean Academy, he was co-director of the Dantesque Encyclopaedia. Amongst other works, he edited a fundamental edition of the Divine Comedy (4 volumes 1966-67).