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Dante's Purgatorio

Adapted by Sandow Birk,and Marcus Sanders,Illustrations by Sandow Birk,Preface by Marcia Tanner,Introduction by Michael F. Meister, FSC, PhD

7-1/2 x 11 in; 240 pp;
68 B/W illustrations
Paperback
April 2005
ISBN 9780811847193
ISBN10 0811847195

SKU# 9780811847193

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Following the acclaim for their innovative edition of Dante's Inferno, Sandow Birk and Marcus Sanders guide us to the next level of the afterlife in Dante's Purgatorio. The second book of Dante Alighieri's classic poem The Divine Comedy
Dante's Purgatorio


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Dante's Purgatorio

Following the acclaim for their innovative edition of Dante's Inferno, Sandow Birk and Marcus Sanders guide us to the next level of the afterlife in Dante's Purgatorio. The second book of Dante Alighieri's classic poem The Divine Comedy, this version of Purgatorio couples a clever literary adaptation incorporating modern urban speech and contemporary references with powerful illustrations inspired by Gustave Dor's famous engravings. Whereas Inferno was primarily situated in a city that bears a curious resemblance to modern Los Angeles, Purgatorio is set in a surreal San Francisco Bay Area, an outlandish and hopeful milieu for those who have a chance to wash their sins away. Together, the sardonic yet playful combination of text and images comprise a vivid retelling of this masterpiece.

 

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7-1/2 x 11 in; 240 pp;
68 B/W illustrations
Paperback
April 2005
ISBN 9780811847193
ISBN10 0811847195

Sandow Birk is a recipient of both Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships. His work has been exhibited widely and published in several books. He lives in Long Beach, California.

Marcus Sanders is a contributing editor for Surfing and Surfline, and has written for numerous travel and surfing magazines. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in San Francisco.

Marcia Tanner is an independent curator and writer who lives in Berkeley, California.

Michael Meister is assistant academic vice president and professor of Religious Studies at Saint Mary's College of California.