The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume II: Purgatory


Translator:
Introduction by:
Notes by:
Commentaries by:

Format
Paperback
Price
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140444421
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In the second volume of his definitive translation of The Divine Comedy, Mark Musa again brings his poetic sensitivity and skill as a translator and annotator to the difficult task of making Dante’s masterpiece vital for English-speaking readers.

In Purgatory, Dante deals with the origins of sin as he struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory on his arduous journey towards God. In Musa’s fine idiomatic translation – complete with prose introductions, bibliography and glossary – Dante comes alive as the universal poet – sublime, grim, intellectual, simple, humorous, tender and ecstatic.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, Translator: Mark Musa, Introduction by: Mark Musa, Notes by: Mark Musa, Commentaries by: Mark Musa

Praise

“Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem’s construction than nearly all of his competitors.”
-The Times (London)

Table of Contents

How to Read Dante
Translator’s Note
The Inferno
Introduction
Cantos

The Purgatorio
Introduction
Cantos

The Paradiso
Introduction
Cantos

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