The Purgatorio

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2001 - Poetry - 352 pages
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In The Purgatorio, Dante describes his journey to the renunciation of sin, accepting his suffering in preparation for his coming into the presence of God. This brilliant translation of Dante?s canticle crystallizes the great poet?s immortal conception of the aspiring soul.

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Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
Canto I
Canto II
Canto III
Canto IV
Canto V
Canto VI
Canto VII
Canto XVII
Canto XIX
Canto XX
Canto XXI
Canto XXII
Canto XXIV

Canto VIII
Canto IX
Canto X
Canto XI
Canto XII
Canto XIII
Canto XIV
Canto XV
Canto XVI
Canto XXV
Canto XXVI
Canto XXIX
Canto XXX
Canto XXXI

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John Ciardi was a distinguished poet and professor, having taught at Harvard and Rutgers universities, and a poetry editor of The Saturday Review. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1955 he won the Harriet Monroe Memorial Award, and in 1956, the Prix de Rome. He died in 1986.

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