Dante’s THE DIVINE COMEDY | PART 2: Purgatory – FULL AudioBook Greatest Audio Books Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.
The Divine Comedy is composed of three canticas (or “cantiche”) — Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) — composed each of 33 cantos (or “canti”). The very first canto serves as an introduction to the poem and is generally not considered to be part of the first cantica, bringing the total number of cantos to 100.
The poet tells in the first person his travel through the three realms of the dead, lasting during the Easter Triduum in the spring of 1300. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Chapter listing and length:
08 Purgatory: Canto I — Canto V — 00:42:33
Read by: Catherine Eastman
09 Purgatory: Canto VI — Canto XI — 00:37:19
Read by: Kirsten Ferreri
10 Purgatory: Canto XII — Canto XVI — 00:33:15
Read by: Jennifer Crispin
11 Purgatory: Canto XVII — Canto XXI — 00:35:31
Read by: Kelly Bescherer
12 Purgatory: Canto XXII — Canto XXVII — 00:47:07
Read by: David Barnes
13 Purgatory: Canto XXVIII — Canto XXXIII — 00:43:32
Read by: Christie Nowak
Total running time: 12:23:25
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