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19 July, 2013

Fugelso interviews Dante Illustrator Barry Moser

For Allen Mandelbaum’s three-volume translation of the Divine Comedy, acclaimed artist Barry Moser executed 81 ink-and-wash illustrations.  The 35 for Inferno were largely executed in July 1979 and first published in 1980; the 33 for Purgatorio were begun in June 1981, completed August 4 of that year, and first published in 1982; and the 18 (13 of which are double-folio) for Paradiso were begun in December 1983, completed the month after that, and first published in 1984.  The interview below was conducted by e-mail with Karl Fugelso in mid-May: READ THE INTERVIEW HERE.