Purgatorio
ISBN: 0451531426
EAN13: 9780451531421
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 6, 2009
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 6.7" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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5
   Classics last for a reason.
I do not believe in purgatory and I am not sure that I believe in hell. I have already paid for my mistakes in this life several lifetimes over. In case I don 't want to, the original is printed alongside it, which is a mark of confidence on someone's part. Those who enjoy magnificence, and an act of supreme conceit?? It is fabulous poetry that invites you to a realm of experience that is impossible to reach otherwise unless you are dead and Catholic!
 
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   Not as fun as hell
Not as bad as hell, but the translation is great and the Italian on the one side and English on the other is really cool.
 
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   I am certain this is the best translation however It felt like being in an advanced ...
I am certain that this is the best translation, but it felt like learning a new language class as a beginner.
 
5
   Another Classic Masterfully Translated
The second of three books that compose the epic comedy, Dante Alighieri's Purgatorio is a continuation of his divine cantos. After seeing Satan with their own eyes, Dante and Virgil breathe fresh air again as they emerge through an opening in a cliff. Their adventure then brings them to the mountain island of Purgatory, where Beatrice hears stories of woe and sees some familiar faces while drawing closer to his beloved Dante. Often overlooked as the middle story, Purgatorio is a classic in its own rights. However, it would be my recommendation to read it in order not to confuse yourself and to miss on any of the important events that occur. What makes this edition so special is the wonderful translation of Allen Mandelbaum. The notes provided make understanding not only the language, but also the plot and its nuances much easier and consequently much more enjoyable. This is easily the best version available for the casual reader on the market today.
 
5
   Love it!
Can 't wait to start reading this! I have ordered another book by Dante. These books were quickly delivered and in excellent condition!
 
5
   Great translation
Living in Italy for 19 years and reading Italian easily. I like to compare the translation with the original and can say that it is not only accurate, but brilliant! The art - work also communicates the deeper sense of the text. Two years ago, I also read the Inferno, translated by Moser and illustrated by Mandelbaum, and I look forward to the Paradiso.
 
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