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
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... 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
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About the Author
Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) was an Italian Florentine poet.