The Portable Dante

Paperback | July 29, 2003

byDante AlighieriTranslated byMark MusaIntroduction byMark Musa

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Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance, intellectual depth, and emotional grandeur. The Portable Dante contains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova, as well as a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by eminent scholar and translator Mark Musa.

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Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance, intellectual depth, and emotional grandeur. The Portable Dante contains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova, as well as a bibliography, notes, and an i...

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided by political duties and poetry, the most of famous of which was inspired by his meeting with Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice,including La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. He died in Ravenna in 1321. Mark Musa is a...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 29, 2003Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142437549

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important While Dante may be the most exciting read, this is one of the most influential books ever written and is referred to all the time in books, movies, etc. It's also a powerful spiritual metaphor - aren't most of us lost in this life?
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Translation Dante doesn't need a review, but I've read a couple different translations and this one, by Mark Musa, is far superior.
Date published: 2016-11-22

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Table of Contents

The Portable DanteEditor's Introduction
Translator's Note

The Divine Comedy
Inferno
Purgatory
Paradise

Vita Nuova

Selected Bibliography