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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Volume II: Purgatory

Dante Alighieri - Author

Mark Musa - Translator

Mark Musa - Introduction by

Mark Musa - Notes by

Mark Musa - Commentaries by

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ISBN 9780140444421 | 432 pages | 05 Feb 1985 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.


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'A superlatively readable new edition' - London Review of Books

'It moves one to virtual awe . . . The language itself becomes, as it should, a religious experience.' - Los Angeles Times