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Dante's Divine Comedy #2: Purgatory

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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:

Including extensive annotation as well as prose introductions to each of the cantos, this translation of the second part of Dante's "The Divine Comedy" is idiomatic, not rhymed. It also includes a glossary and an index of persons and places.

About the Author

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great love of his life. Married to Gemma Donatic, Dante's political activism resulted in his being exiled from Florence to eventually settle in Ravenna. It is believed that The Divine Comedy—comprised of three canticles, The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso—was written between 1308 and 1320. Dante Alighieri died in 1321.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444421
Translator:
Musa, Mark
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Musa, Mark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Purgatory
Subject:
Purgatory -- Poetry.
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Dante's Divine Comedy
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19850231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.76x5.09x.78 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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