Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Volume 5 And Volume 6: Paradise: Italian Text With Verse Translation And Paradise: Notes And Commentary by Mark Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Volume 5 And Volume 6: Paradise: Italian Text With Verse…

byMark Dante AlighieriTranslated byMark Musa

Hardcover | February 11, 2005

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Volume 5. Paradise: Italian Text with Verse Translation
Volume 6. Paradise: Notes and Commentary

Mark Musa's vivid two-volume verse translation of and commentary on the Paradiso completes Indiana's six-volume edition of the Divine Comedy. Musa has revised his earlier version, long cited as the most accessible and reliable of the English translations. The first volume presents his translation and the Italian text on facing pages; the second volume comprises his lifetime study of the Paradiso, in which Musa examines and discusses the critical commentary of other Dante scholars and presents his own ideas and interpretations.

About The Author

Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together...

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Title:Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Volume 5 And Volume 6: Paradise: Italian Text With Verse…Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.96 inPublished:February 11, 2005Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253341388

ISBN - 13:9780253341389

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"Musa's final additions to his Indiana Masterpiece Editions of Dante's Divine Comedy provide a fitting culmination to a lifetime of thinking about, studying, and teaching the poem. As with the earlier two-volume releases in the set-vols. 1-2, the Inferno text and commentary (CH, Oct'97, 35-0804); vols. 3-4, the Purgatory text and commentary (2000)-the first in this pair offers a revised version of Musa's well-known translation of The Divine Comedy (1984), and the second provides a detailed textual and interpretive commentary based on thorough familiarity with both canonical and contemporary scholarship, in English and Italian alike. The many virtues of both translation (clarity, readability, accuracy) and commentary (comprehensiveness, erudition, critical acumen) earn Musa's six-volume masterwork a place of honor alongside the established achievements of John Ciardi and Allen Mandelbaum-and the ongoing work of Robert Hollander and Jean Hollander, and of Robert Durling and Ronald Martinez-in the pantheon of distinguished recent American versions of Dante's monumental (though perhaps, alas, eternally elusive) masterpiece. Summing Up: Essential. All collections; all levels." -S. Botterill, University of California, Berkeley, Choice, January 2006