The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno

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Penguin Group
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432
Dimensions
5.05 X 7.72 X 0.78 inches | 0.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780142437223

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About the Author

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 Distinguished Professor of French and Italian at the Center for Italian Studies, Indiana University.

Reviews

"Musa operates on the principle that a translator's first duty is to render the original text as exactly as possible without compromising the literary quality of the work.... [This is] the best English-language version of the Inferno currently available." --Library Journal