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by Dante Alighieri,Mark Musa

Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Dante Alighieri,Mark Musa
ISBN: 0142437549
ISBN13: 978-0142437544
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reissue edition (July 29, 2003)
Pages: 704
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Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance. Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family

Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance. 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 professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

The famed Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s two masterworks-The Divine . Mark Musa (r/notes) is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University.

The famed Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s two masterworks-The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova-in one volumeA Penguin ClassicAs a philosopher, he wedded classical methods of inquiry to a Christian faith. As an autobiographer, he looked unsparingly at his own failures to depict universal struggles. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

DANTE ALIGHIERI was born in Florence in 1265 and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. Published in Penguin Books 1984. The Divine Comedy: Paradise. He followed a normal course of studies, possibly attending University in Bologna, and when he was about twenty he married Gemma Donati, by whom he had several children. He had first met Bice Portinati, whom he called Beatrice, in 1274, and when she died in 1290, he sought distraction by studying philosophy and theology and by writing the Vita nuova.

The Portable Dante captures the scope and fire of Dante's genius as thoroughly .

The Portable Dante captures the scope and fire of Dante's genius as thoroughly as any single volume can. It contains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, the Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova; plus a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by the eminent scholar and translator Mark Musa. The famed Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s two masterworks-The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova-in one volume. As a philosopher, he wedded classical methods of inquiry to a Christian faith.

The Portable Dante Paperback – 29 July 2003 And being published by Penguin Classics puts all of it in a convenient easy to carry volume.

The Portable Dante Paperback – 29 July 2003. And being published by Penguin Classics puts all of it in a convenient easy to carry volume. He captures the scope and fire of Dante's genius as thoroughly as any single volume can.

by Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa. The Portable Dante captures the scope and fire of Dante’s genius as thoroughly as any single volume can. It contains complete verse translations of The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova, as well as a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by the eminent scholar and translator Mark Musa. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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by Dante Alighieri · Mark Musa. Ten of the most memorable and most terrifying cantos from Dante's Inferno. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of P. Inferno (Italian Classics). by Isabel Coe · Dante Alighieri · Elena Menga.

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Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved February 7, 2014. Indiana University Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Fellows. Retrieved February 14, 2010. Translators of Dante Alighieri.

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Dante died in Ravenna in IJ2!. MARK MusA is a graduate of Rutgers University (. I956), the University of Florence (Fulbright, I956-58), and the Johns Hopkins University (. He is a former Guggenheim fellow and the author of a number of books and articles. Best known for his translations of the Italian classics (Dante and the poetry of the Middle Ages), he is Distinguished Professor of French and Italian at the Center for Italian Studies, Indiana University  .

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.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Comments to eBook The Portable Dante (Penguin Classics)
Moonshaper
This review refers only to the Kindle edition of this book.

The Kindle version is almost unreadable. No separation of any kind is made between the verses and the footnotes, and it is thus almost impossible to read. Every other paragraph is a footnote. It is as though you are sitting in a room listening to two people simultaneously reading aloud from different books.

I'm thoroughly disappointed in Amazon for selling this mess.
Akirg
This review is for formatting of the Kindle version, not the content of the book or the quality of the translation. The Kindle version is horrible. The footnotes and the text are mixed together. There are a few lines of text, then a footnote, then a few more lines of text, followed by another footnote and so on. And I don't mean a hyperlink to the footnote, but the footnote itself. This makes the book very difficult to read and impossible to listen to if you are using text-to-speech. I find it shocking that Penguin published the atrocity that is the Kindle version of this book. Did they even proofread it? They should be ashamed of themselves. Unfortunately I didn't start reading this book until more than 7 days after I bought it, so I didn't notice the problem until after it was too late to request a refund, otherwise I certainly would have.
Thetalas
Mr. Musa's rendering of the Divine Comedy is just wonderful. And being published by Penguin Classics puts all of it in a convenient easy to carry volume. He captures the scope and fire of Dante's genius as thoroughly as any single volume can. You have complete verse translations of Dante's 2 masterworks, The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova plus a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by Mark Musa.
Qucid
Commentary is intermingled with the verse making reading this kindle version almost impossible. Formatting needs to be corrected.
Ballagar
thx!
Onath
Just a classic of Western Civilization - no big deal, I suppose.
Katius
Penguin needs to withdraw the Kindle edition of The Portable Dante until all of its formatting issues are addressed: They have done nothing but export the text of the original without any further reworking of the text for e-book readers. Footnotes that would appear naturally at the ends of pages in the print edition show up in odd places in the Kindle edition. Nothing is linked. This is all very puzzling in that the Kirkpatrick translation -- also published by Penguin -- is wonderfully formatted for Kindle, and supplemented with user-friendly links to footnotes. Although I prefer the Musa, the Kirkpatrick is also very good. Fortunately, given Amazon's easy return process, I was able to make the return and get the Kirkpatrick in seconds.
Just as described!
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