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Divine Comedy Inferno

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ISBN-10: 0142437220

ISBN-13: 9780142437223

Edition: 2nd 1984 (Revised)

Authors: Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa, Dante, Mark Musa, Mark Musa

List price: $16.00
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Description:

This translation of Dante's 'Inferno' preserves the original simple, natural style while capturing the swift movement of the Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of hell recreates the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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 by a narrative sequence, celebrates the virtue and honor of Beatrice, Dante's ideal of beauty and purity. Beatrice was modeled after Bice di Folco Portinari, a beautiful woman Dante had met when he was nine years old and had worshipped from afar in spite of his own arranged marriage to Gemma Donati. Il Vita Nuova has a secure place in literary history: its…