The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume 3: Paradise


Introduction by:
Translator:
Commentaries by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140444438
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The final volume in this brilliant translation destined to take its place among the great English versions of The Divine Comedy. In his translation of Paradise, Mark Musa exhibits the same sensitivity to language and knowledge of translation that enabled his versions of Inferno and Purgatory to capture the vibrant power and full dramatic force of Dante’s poetry. Dante relates his mystical interpretation of the heavens, and his moment of transcendent glory, as he journeys, first with Beatrice, then alone, toward the Trinity. Professor Musa’s extraordinary translation and his interpretive commentary, informative glossary, and bibliography clarify the theological themes and make Dante accessible to the English-speaking public.
The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

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

Praise

“The English Dante of choice.” –Hugh Kenner

“Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths.” –Robert Fagles, Princeton University

“A marvel of fidelity to the original, of sobriety, and truly, of inspired poetry.” –Henri Peyre, Yale University

Table of Contents

The Divine ComedyHow to Read Dante
Translator’s Note
The Inferno
Introduction
Cantos

The Purgatorio
Introduction
Cantos

The Paradiso
Introduction
Cantos

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