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The Divine Comedy, Vol. 2: Purgatory - Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa
The Divine Comedy, Vol. 2: Purgatory
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This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had... show more
This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text. @HolyHaha I have to climb a mountain now? You got to be kidding me. Is this a joke? Who the hell came up with story? VIIIRRRGGGILLLLLLLLLLL! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140444421 (0140444424)
ASIN: 140444424
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 399
Edition language: English
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
0.0
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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