Paperback - 1985
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In the second volume of his definitive translation of The Divine Comedy , Mark Musa again brings his poetic sensitivity and skill as a translator and annotator to the difficult task of making Dante's masterpiece vital for English-speaking readers. In Purgatory , Dante deals with the origins of sin as he struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory on his arduous journey toward God. In Musa's fine idiomatic translation - complete with prose introductions, bibliography, and glossary - Dante comes alive as the universal poet - sublime, grim, intellectual, simple, humorous, tender, and ecstatic. 'It moves one to virtual awe... The language itself becomes, as it should, a religious experience. Los Angeles Times
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1985.
ISBN: 9780140444421
Characteristics: xxiv, 399 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Musa, Mark


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