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Portable Dante

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ISBN-10: 0142437549

ISBN-13: 9780142437544

Edition: 2003

Authors: Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa, Mark Musa, Mark Musa, 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 Dantecontains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, The Divine Comedyand La Vita Nuova, as well as a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by eminent scholar and translator Mark Musa. Translated and edited by Mark Musa.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
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…    

Editor's Introduction
Translator's Note
The Divine Comedy
Inferno
Purgatory
Paradise
Vita Nuova
Selected Bibliography