Author: Dante Alighieri
Subject: History - General History; Alighieri; Dante; Purgatory; Italian; Beatrice (Fictitious character); Poetry; General; Literary Criticism; Pergatory; Dante Alighieri; Hell; Ancient; Classical & Medieval; History; Continental European; European
Publisher: Penguin (2002-12-01)
From Library Journal
As part of a projected six-volume edition of the Divine Comedy, Musa (Indiana Univ.) has revised and reissued his translation of Dante's Inferno (LJ 3/1/95) in a bilingual edition, accompanied by a volume-length commentary. Musa's translation is in fluent, colloquial verse that aims for the speed and rhythm of the original though not the form. This serviceable version is on the same level as the recent translations by Robert Pinskey (LJ 11/1/94) and Robert Durling (LJ 3/15/96). Musa's commentary is thorough and clear but doesn't significantly supersede that of Charles S. Singleton (1970). Nevertheless, it can be recommended.?Thomas L. Cooksey, Armstrong State Coll., Savannah, Ga.
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"Among currently available parallel-text editions, this one certainly has the most elaborate and helpful annotation..." -- Choice
"Musa's commentary is thorough and clear... recommended." -- Library Journal