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The Divine Comedy, Vol. II: Purgatory

The Divine Comedy, Vol. II: Purgatory
Author: Dante Alighieri
ISBN 13: 9780140444421
ISBN 10: 140444424
Edition: 2nd edition
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1985-02-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 399
List Price: $16.00

In the second volume of his definitive translation of The Divine Comedy, Mark Musa again brings his poetic sensitivity and skill as a translator and annotator to the difficult task of making Dante's masterpiece vital for English-speaking readers. In Purgatory, Dante contemplates the origins of sin as he struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory on his arduous journey toward God. In Musa's fine idiomatic translation—complete with prose introductions, bibliography, and glossary—Dante becomes the universal poet, sublime, grim, intellectual, simple, humorous, tender, and ecstatic.

London Review of Books

A superlatively readable new translation.