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This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text.

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This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text.

 

Synopsis:

This vigorous translation of the poet's journey through the circles of hell recreates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries.

About the Author

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was born in Florence and belonged to a noble but impoverished family.

Mark Musa is Distinguished Professor of French and Italian at the Center for Italian Studies, Indiana University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437223
Translator:
Musa, Mark
Author:
Musa, Mark
Author:
Dante, Alighieri
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Dante Alighieri
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Hell
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
2001-10
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.72x5.05x.78 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text.

 

"Synopsis" by , This vigorous translation of the poet's journey through the circles of hell recreates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries.

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