The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume 3: Paradise


Editor/introduction:
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.

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, Editor/introduction: Mark Musa, Translator: 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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