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This review is from: The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatorio: Purgatorio. Parallel Text Vol 2 (Galaxy Books) (Paperback)
This epic poem is unlike anything else. Fascinating read, it encorporates everything it is to be human: the struggle, determination, love, fear the list goes on. I primarily selected this poem for my Italian and English exams at A level, although when I finished the book I realised I should have read it ages ago! Over the summer I'll definitely read the other two parts to the Divine Commedy, although this poem stands alone in my opnion. The english translation on opposite sides of the page to the original italian is very helpful and obviously a necessity if you can't speak old italian. I would highly reccomend reading the commentary after every Canto as this helps to understand the meaning behind the metaphors. Great read, definitely reccomend it to everyone!