By Dante Alighieri
This ultimate verse translation via Allen Mandelbaum offers a completely clean adventure of Dante's nice poem of penance and wish. As Dante ascends the Mount of Purgatory towards the Earthly Paradise and his loved Beatrice, via "that moment nation during which the human soul is cleansed of sin, " the entire ardour and ache, poetry and philosophy are rendered with the immediacy of a poet of our personal age. With large notes and statement ready particularly for this edition.
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