- Paperback: 444 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.; New Ed edition (31 Dec. 1961)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195004132
- ISBN-13: 978-0195004137
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.3 x 13.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatorio (Dante Alighieri): Purgatorio. Parallel Text Vol 2 (Galaxy Books) Paperback – 31 Dec 1961
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This new edition provides a powerful example of how a sensitive handling of the material can enhance our reading of the poem, rather than entice us with the illusory prospect of fully grasping its meaning. The book's great virtue is that its focus is the poem itself, in the original. (Matthew Treherne, Times Literary Supplement)
Durling and Martinez handle the scholarship with just the lightness of touch that is required. Nowhere is this clearer than in their treatment of the theology of the Purgatorio. (Matthew Treherne, Times Literary Supplement)
... this book makes the case that we should approach the poem in the spirit of the Italian word "peregrini", as travellers in meaningful search. We are richer for it. (Matthew Treherne, Times Literary Supplement) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) was an Italian Florentine poet.
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To course over better waters the little bark of my wit now lifts her sails, leaving behind her so cruel a sea, and I will sing of that second kingdom where the human spirit is purged and becomes fit to ascend to Heaven. Read the first page
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The subject is treated with gentleness and tenderness, despite the fact that the souls there are being punished. I found in it the most moving moment of the whole Comedy, when Virgil leaves Dante. It is then, in the last few canti, that Dante meets Beatrice and must turn his focus to more heavenly matters.
John D. Sinclair recognises this human poignancy throughout and since Sinclair treats the whole Comedy as personal to Dante, and his life, in his commentary, this edition is particularly suitable for an appreciation of Dante's ideas in the Purgatorio - 'the reordering of love'.
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