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The Purgatorio - Community Reviews back

by Dante Alighieri, John Ciardi
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
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...
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it 9 years ago
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 9 years ago
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 10 years ago
In "Inferno", Dante began a spiritual odyssey, accompanied by the ancient Roman poet Virgil, which led them through the horrors of Hell and ended with a cliffhanger of sorts; Dante and Virgil climbing down through the frozen lake of Cocytus to reach the center of the earth. From there, they must tu...
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it 10 years ago
What a joy to read literature that is not only well executed, but beautiful in spirit! Dante's work is one of the pillars of western literature, and justly so. Conceived and executed in a poetical form called "terza rima" and functioning on multiple levels of meaning simultaneously, the three book...
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