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In the second part of Dante's epic poem about about the three realms of the Christian afterlife, a spiritual pilgrim is led by Virgil up the terraces of Mount Purgatory. Reprint.
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joyment of The Divine Comedy is a continuous process," observed T.S. Eliot. "It is not necessary to understand the meaning first to enjoy the poetry...our enjoyment of the poetry makes us want to understand the meaning."
Arguably the greatest single poem ever written, The Divine Comedy presents Dante Alighieri's all-encompassing vision of the three realms of Christian afterlife. In the Purgatorio, Dante struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory, still guided by Virgil, in continuation of his difficult ascent to purity.
"The clean force of the original comes through with astonishing success," said poet and translator Dudley Fitts in praise of John Ciardi's rendition of the Purgatorio. "Dante cannot speak in English, perhaps; but Ciardi has given us the next best thing--a credible, passionate persona of the poet, stripped of the customary guard
"Shakespeare gives us the greatest width of human passion; Dante the greatest altitude and greatest depth."
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Book Description Signet Classics, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0451528026
Book Description Signet Classics, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0451528026
Book Description Signet Classics, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110451528026