Synopses & Reviews
Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance, intellectual depth, and emotional grandeur. The Portable Dante
contains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, The Divine Comedy
and La Vita Nuova
, as well as a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by eminent scholar and translator Mark Musa.
Translated and edited by Mark Musa.
The scope and fire of Dante's genius in a single volume
About the Author
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), stands alongside Homer and Shakespeare as one of the most important poets of the Western literary tradition.
Mark Musa, Distinguished Professor of French and Italian at Indiana University, is best known for his translations of Dante and the poetry of the Middle Ages.