Summary: A brilliant and highly accessible new translation that captures Dante's masterpiece for today's readers. Elio Zappulla successfully re-creates the narrative's immediacy, directness, and transcendent force, while at the same time preserving the intellectual majesty and moral passion of the original text. 12 pages of illustrations. 416 pp. 15,000 print. This splendid verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum provides an entirely fresh experience of Dante's great poem of ...show more penance and hope. As Dante ascends the Mount of Purgatory toward the Earthly Paradise and his beloved Beatrice, through "thatsecond kingdom in which the human soul is cleansedof sin," all the passion and suffering, poetryand philosophy are rendered with the immediacy ofa poet of our own age. With extensive notes andcommentary prepared especially for thisedition. "The English Dante of choice."--Hugh Kenner. "Exactly whatwe have waited for these years, a Dante withclarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly movingdepths."--Robert Fagles, PrincetonUniversity. "Tough and supple, tender andviolent . . . vigorous, vernacular . . .Mandelbaum's Dante will stand high among moderntranslations."--The Christian Science Monitor ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 83
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