A fine injunction to a writer, first to face truth and then to give unhidden all the details. Neither is easy.

‘Face truth, wrapped in a puzzle. …

You’ll tell

Your tale in writing?  Make sure that you give

Unhidden, all the details of the tree.’  

See also our illustrated quote-rich celebration of Dante’s Divine Comedy in Clive James’ superb translation. 


Source: Dante,The Divine Comedy (Purgatory, Canto 33), trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 342

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