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Purgatorio - Dante Alighieri, Robert M. Durling
Purgatorio
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The second volume of Oxford's new Divine Comedy presents the Italian text of the Purgatorio and, on facing pages, a new prose translation. Continuing the story of the poet's journey through the medieval Other World under the guidance of the Roman poet Virgil, the Purgatorio culminates in the... show more
The second volume of Oxford's new Divine Comedy presents the Italian text of the Purgatorio and, on facing pages, a new prose translation. Continuing the story of the poet's journey through the medieval Other World under the guidance of the Roman poet Virgil, the Purgatorio culminates in the regaining of the Garden of Eden and the reunion there with the poet's long-lost love Beatrice. This new edition of the Italian text takes recent critical editions into account, and Durling's prose translation, like that of the Inferno, is unprecedented in its accuracy, eloquence, and closeness to Dante's syntax. Martinez' and Durling's notes are designed for the first-time reader of the poem but include a wealth of new material unavailable elsewhere. The extensive notes on each canto include innovative sections sketching the close relation to passages--often similarly numbered cantos--in the Inferno. Fifteen short essays explore special topics and controversial issues, including Dante's debts to Virgil and Ovid, his radical political views, his original conceptions of homosexuality, of moral growth, and of eschatology. As in the Inferno, there is an extensive bibliography and four useful indexes. Robert Turner's illustrations include maps, diagrams of Purgatory and the cosmos, and line drawings of objects and places mentioned in the poem.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780195087451 (0195087453)
ASIN: 195087453
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 704
Edition language: Italian
Series: The Divine Comedy -3 (#2)
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Purgatorio (Bantam Classics)
This is the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy. The first took us through Hell, and this part takes us through Purgatory--the realm where Catholics believe those souls not saints spend time purging their sins before entering Heaven. And that's the key difference: Hope. Dante famously has the gatew...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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CDM REVIEW - FINAL: Pooh v InfernoVirgil points out to Pooh where Mary Poppins and Mrs B hang out nowadays - all the rocks were gleamingly clean. ZING The clink of gin bottles with the cackles of laughter indicate a good time was being had by all. Yes, it is a party atomosphere since the Beatles tau...
mlsimmons
mlsimmons rated it
I listened to this book on CD instead of actually reading it. The version that I had had an explanation at the beginning of each verse to help you understand and then read the verse. In this book, you travel with Dante through Purgatory and he cleanses himself of the seven deadly sins. I really like...
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it
4.0 Purgatory (Modern Library Classics)
See my review of the Esolen translation of the Inferno for information on what makes this a good book.
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it
4.0 Purgatory (Modern Library Classics)
See my review of the Esolen translation of the Inferno for information on what makes this a good book.
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