The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Purgatorio Volume 2
By (author) Dante Alighieri
Volume editor Robert M. Durling
Illustrated by Robert Turner
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Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri
Book DescriptionThe second volume of Oxford's new Divine Comedy presents the Italian text of the Purgatorio and, on facing pages, a new prose translation. Continuing the story of the poet's journey through the medieval Other World under the guidance of the Roman poet Virgil, the Purgatorio culminates in the regaining of the Garden of Eden and the reunion there with the poet's long-lost love Beatrice. This new edition of the Italian text takes recent critical editions into account, and Durling's prose translation, like that of the Inferno, is unprecedented in its accuracy, eloquence, and closeness to Dante's syntax. Martinez' and Durling's notes are designed for the first-time reader of the poem but include a wealth of new material unavailable elsewhere. The extensive notes on each canto include innovative sections sketching the close relation to passages-often similarly numbered cantos-in the Inferno. Fifteen short essays explore special topics and controversial issues, including Dante's debts to Virgil and Ovid, his radical political views, his original conceptions of homosexuality, of moral growth, and of eschatology. As in the Inferno, there is an extensive bibliography and four useful indexes. Robert Turner's illustrations include maps, diagrams of Purgatory and the cosmos, and line drawings of objects and places mentioned in the poem.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195087451
(234mm x 155mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dante Alighieri
New Life, Paperback (December 2016)
A book about Dante's youth, an account of his love for Beatrice, the girl who was to become his lifelong muse, and of her tragic early death. It is also an allegory of the soul's crisis and growth, combining prose and poetry, narrative and meditation, dreams and songs and prayers.
Purgatory, Paperback (October 2016)
Purgatory is presented here in a new verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols. Also included are the original Italian text, extensive notes and a critical apparatus focusing on Dante's life and works.
Inferno, Paperback (September 2016)
This definitive edition of Dante's masterpiece - translated by the great American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - features stunning engravings by Gustave Dore, an eminent 19th-century illustrator of classics.
Divine Comedy, Hardback (August 2016)» View all books by Dante Alighieri
A landmark of world literature, The Divine Comedy tells of the poet Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed by his love for the heavenly Beatrice, he learns the meaning of evil, sin, damnation and forgiveness through a series of unforgettable encounters.
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Author Biography - Dante Alighieri
Robert M. Durling is Professor Emeritus of English and Italian Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ronald L. Martinez is Professor of Italian at the University of Minnesota. Their works together include Dante's Inferno and Time and the Crystal: Studies in Dante's "Rime petrose." Robert Turner has been a professional illustrator for more than 20 years. He works at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe.
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