The Divine Comedy, Vol. 3: Paradise
by Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Edition: Reprint - 1986
The final volume in this brilliant translation destined to take its place among the great English versions of The Divine Comedy.
In his translation of Paradise, Mark Musa exhibits the same sensitivity to language and knowledge of translation that enabled his versions of Inferno and Purgatory to capture the vibrant power and full dramatic force of Dante’s poetry. Dante relates his mystical interpretation of the heavens, and his moment of transcendent glory, as he journeys, first with Beatrice, then alone, toward the Trinity.
Professor Musa’s extraordinary translation and his interpretive commentary, informative glossary, and bibliography clarify the theological themes and make Dante accessible to the English-speaking public.