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The Divine Comedy

Volume 3: Paradise

Dante Alighieri - Author

Mark Musa - Editor/introduction

Mark Musa - Translator

Mark Musa - Commentaries by

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ISBN 9780140444438 | 464 pages | 04 Feb 1986 | 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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' With the publication of this masterful translation of the third canticle of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Musa has brought his long labor of love to a brilliant conclusion . . . #his# version should assume its rightful place of prominence as one of the finest verse translations of The Divine Comedy produced in modern times.' - Choice