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Purgatorio' is the second of three volumes of a new edition and translation of Dante's masterpiece, 'The Divine Comedy'. Similar to volume I, 'The Inferno', this translation in English prose emphasizes the literal-vs-phonetic. A newly edited version of the Italian text is on facing pages and includes comprehensive notes.… (more)

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Spectacular notes. Translation is good. ( )
  judeprufrock | Jul 4, 2023 |
After Dante’s journey through Hell in the Inferno, Dante’s guide, Virgil, leads him through Purgatory. This second part of Dante’s Divine Comedy didn’t wow me as much as the Inferno. I think it’s because I don’t have a doctrinal foundation for purgatory with my Protestant background. I can relate to heaven and hell, but apparently purgatory is based on passages in deuterocanonical books that are not part of the Protestant Bible. This was unfamiliar territory for me, so the commentary was essential to my understanding of the book.

Speaking of the commentary, I read Dorothy Sayers’ translation. Sayers is most famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. However, she also wrote several theological works, and she brought this knowledge of theology to her translation of Dante. ( )
  cbl_tn | Mar 1, 2023 |
Sayers has done an excellent job on not only translating, but in giving enough information in the notes and comments for a novice like myself to enjoy and appreciate this poetry and the mastery of Dante's work. It is transformative and soul searching. When I finished the book, I went back, and through the magic of the internet was able to listen to the many songs mentioned in this work. It added another layer of enjoyment to the experience. ( )
  MrsLee | Jan 1, 2022 |
Agh, finally done. While recognizing Dante's smarts and talent, I still just couldn't get invested in what amounts to a skillfully rhymed work of apologetics. If I get to—or finish—the Paradiso, it'll only be because I'm unable to stand the thought of not finishing a series.
  KatrinkaV | Sep 18, 2021 |
Didn't enjoy this was nearly as much as the first. Not quite sure why, but it felt very much as though it was simply a party that Dante and Virgil (and later, Beatrice) went to, and just met a lot of people.

Which is weird because, when I think of it, the first one was much like that as well. Maybe it was more the ascension aspect of this one, rather than the descending glimpse into hell for the last one. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
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To course across more kindly waters now my talent's little vessel lifts her sails leaving behind herself a sea so cruel; and what I sing will be that second kingdom, in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, becoming worthy of ascent to Heaven.
[Preface] Since the submission of our Inferno for publication (1994) there hs been an important renewal of discussion of the the of the Comedy in Lanza's (1995, 1997) and Sanguineti's (2001) critical editions: the first privileges the earliest Florentine manuscript, the Trivulziano (Milan, Trivulziano 1080), against Petrocchi's view of the northern trdition as superior, and the second argues for the unique authority of the Vatican's Urb. Lat. 366 (Urb, from Urbino, on the basis of a collation of Barbi's famous 400 loci critici in the 600 existing manuscrits (at the time of this writing, the volume giving Sanguineti's detailed justification of his readings had not yet appeard).
[Introduction] Dante seems to have completed and circulated the Inferno around 1314.
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Purgatorio' is the second of three volumes of a new edition and translation of Dante's masterpiece, 'The Divine Comedy'. Similar to volume I, 'The Inferno', this translation in English prose emphasizes the literal-vs-phonetic. A newly edited version of the Italian text is on facing pages and includes comprehensive notes.

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Questa nuova opera dantesca conserva - e consolida - la fortunata idea-forza delle precedenti dello stesso autore: trasparenza e didatticità dei commenti e delle note esplicative, aggiornamento e puntualità degli interventi critici.
Ciascuno dei tre volumi si apre con una introduzione mirata alla struttura fisica e all'ordinamento morale di ciascuna delle tre cantiche. In particolare il volume dedicato all'Inferno reca anche un'introduzione globale su tutto l'oltremondo dantesco.
In ciascuno dei tre volumi compaiono tutti i canti.
Ogni canto, completo nei versi e negli apparati, è preceduto da un'introduzione di sintesi narrativa, di valutazione critica, di inquadramento storico. Ed è concluso da una o due letture critiche su temi focali di Dante e della cultura che fu sua, desunte dalle opere dei maggiori dantisti e medievisti italiani e stranieri; da una ricca bibliografia di approfondimento multidisciplinare; da una batteria di proposte di ricerca.
Spesso, al termine del canto, ricorre la rubrica dei "passi controversi" dove vengono considerati i luoghi cruciali del poema di più complessa interpretazione filologica.
Un dossier di tavole illustrate fuori testo testimonia la fortuna iconografica della Commedia nei secoli, dai primitivi maestri miniatori ai grandi pittori del '900.
Rispetto alle precedenti opere dantesche dello stesso autore è stato accresciuto il numero complessivo delle pagine, è stata notevolmente migliorata la leggibilità, sono state aggiunte nuove letture, sono state rivisitate e ampliate molte proposte di ricerca.
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