The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume 1: Inferno


Translator:
Editor/introduction:
Commentaries by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142437223
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

 

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.

 

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, Translator: Mark Musa, Editor/introduction: Mark Musa, Commentaries by: Mark Musa

Praise

“Musa operates on the principle that a translator’s first duty is to render the original text as exactly as possible without compromising the literary quality of the work…. [This is] the best English-language version of the Inferno currently available.” —Library Journal

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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