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The Portable Dante

Dante Alighieri


PUBLISHED: 31st July 2003
ISBN: 9780142437544
ANNOTATION:
With complete verse translations of "The Divine Comedy" and "La Vita Nuova, " this collection realizes the scope and fire of Dante's genius in a single volume.
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PUBLISHED: 31st July 2003
ISBN: 9780142437544
ANNOTATION:
With complete verse translations of "The Divine Comedy" and "La Vita Nuova, " this collection realizes the scope and fire of Dante's genius in a single volume.

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With complete verse translations of "The Divine Comedy" and "La Vita Nuova, " this collection realizes the scope and fire of Dante's genius in a single volume.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321.

Product Details

Author
Dante Alighieri
Short Title
PORTABLE DANTE
Pages
704
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0142437549
ISBN-13
9780142437544
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-07-31
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
US
Series
Penguin Classics