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Purgatorio: A New Verse Translation (Borzoi Book)

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At the pinnacle of a grand and prolific career, W. S. Merwin has given us a shimmering new verse translation of the central section of Dante's Divine Comedy — the Purgatorio.

  

Led by Virgil, inspired by his love for Beatrice, Dante makes the arduous journey up the Mountain of Purgatory, where souls are cleansed to prepare them for the ultimate ascent to heaven.  Presented with the original Italian text, and with Merwin's notes and commentary, this luminous new interpretation of Dante's great poem of sin, repentance, and salvation is a profoundly moving work of art and the definitive translation for our time.

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In what may be his most ambitious project to date, Merwin has translated, in verse, the central section of Dante's Divine Comedy ?Purgatorio, a journey up the Mountain of Purgatory, where souls are cleansed in preparation for their ultimate ascent to heaven.

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ISBN:
9780375409219
Subtitle:
A New Verse Translation
Translator:
Merwin, W. S.
Author:
Dante
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Merwin, W. S.
Publisher:
Knopf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Single Author - Italian
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Series:
Borzoi Book
Series Volume:
99-366
Publication Date:
20000328
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.56x6.56x1.45 in. 1.64 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Italian Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance

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