The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatorio

byDante AlighieriTranslated byRobin KirkpatrickIntroduction byRobin Kirkpatrick

July 24, 2007|
The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri
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The second volume of Dante''s epic, printed with the original Italian and Robin Kirkpatrick''s sublime translation

Climbing out of Hell, Dante in the Purgatorio reaches an island set in the southern ocean. This is Mount Purgatory, where he encounters the penitents who heroically endure their sufferings and speak of their time on Earth. Strange and fresh at every turn, Dante''s narrative evokes the mountain landscape in terms of intense physical sensation, right up to the summit. There, before rising to heaven, he enters the Earthly Paradise, where he is movingly reunited with his lost love, Beatrice. This gloriously vivid portrayal of the search for redemption transformed the traditional conception of Purgatory and affirmed the dignity of human will and compassion.

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Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy''s greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great love of his life. Married to Gemma Donatic, Dante''s political activism resulted in ...
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Title:The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatorio
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:592 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 1.02 in
Shipping dimensions:592 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 1.02 in
Published:July 24, 2007
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140448962

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