PurgatoryPaperback - 1985
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.
Characteristics: xxiv, 399 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.