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ISBN: 0375708391 / ISBN-13: 9780375708398

Purgatorio: A New Verse Translation

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In what may be his most ambitious project to date, Merwin has translated, in verse, the central section of Dante's "Divine ComedyQPurgatorio, " a ... Show synopsis

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  • Purgatorio: A New Verse Translation (Knopf Publishing Group) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Dante Alighieri, W S Merwin (Translator)

    Purgatorio: A New Verse Translation

    Trade paperback, Knopf Publishing Group
    2001
    English
    400 pages

    ISBN: 0375708391
    ISBN-13: 9780375708398

    At the pinnacle of a grand and prolific career, W. S. Merwin has given us a shimmering new verse translation of the central section of Dante's "Divine Comedy" -- the Purgatorio. Led by Virgil, inspired by his love for Beatrice, Dante makes the arduous journey up the Mountain of Purgatory, where souls are cleansed to prepare them for the ultimate ascent to heaven. Presented with the original Italian text, and with Merwin's notes and commentary, this luminous new interpretation of Dante's great poem of sin, repentance, and ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
JosephMM

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by JosephMM on Jul 14, 2011

Merwin's introduction to and his translation of Dante's PURGATORIO is lucid and quite lovely, and the book is beautifully designed and printed. I recommend it highly. More

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