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Musa, Mark

Overview
Works: 81 works in 297 publications in 2 languages and 16,901 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Poetry  Frame stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Essays  Allegories  Epic poetry  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, tra
Classifications: PQ4272.E5, 851.1
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Most widely held works about Mark Musa
 
Most widely held works by Mark Musa
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, the hundred linked tales are peopled by nobles, knights, abbots, nuns, doctors, lawyers, philosophers, students, artists, tradesmen, troubadours, peasants, pilgrims, servants, spendthrifts, thieves, parasites, gluttons, gamblers - and lovers, both faithful and faithless. Unabashedly earthy in its sensuality, The Decameron recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of life and is one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature--from Cover
The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the fourteenth-century tales recounted by young citizens of Florence who have fled the city to escape the plague
The portable Machiavelli by Niccol Machiavelli( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli's death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli's contribution to Western political theory. The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence
Essays on Dante by Mark Musa( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Purgatory by Dante Alighieri( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita nuova by Dante Alighieri( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small book which relates in prose and often very beautiful verse the story of the youthful Dante's love for Beatrice. The essay which follows the translation provides new insights into this puzzling thirteenth-century work. Musa regards Dante's intention in this so-called "Book of Memory" as a cruel and comic commentary on the youthful lover. He argues that Dante, using the tradition of love poetry current in his time, points up the foolishness and shallowness of his protagonist, a self-centered and self-pitying youth who only occasionally in the progress of his suffering catches even a glimpse of the true nature of Love, or his beloved. "The sensitive man who would realize a man's destiny must ruthlessly cut out of his heart the canker at its centre [i.e. self-pity], the canker that the heart instinctively tends to cultivate." According to Musa, this is one of Dante's central ideas. Dante scholars, libraries and students of the Italian classics will welcome this distinguished translation and its provocative commentary. [Back cover]
Dante's Inferno : the Indiana critical edition by Dante Alighieri( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a verse translation of Dante's "Inferno" along with ten essays that analyze the different interpretations of the first canticle of the "Divine Comedy."
Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new critical edition, including Mark Musa's classic translation, provides students with a clear, readable verse translation accompanied by ten innovative interpretations of Dante's masterpiece
The portable Dante: The divine comedy, complete by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "The Divine Comedy," "The New Life," and other selected poems, prose, and letters accompanied by biographical and introductory sections
Dante's Paradise by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1984 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante by Jefferson Butler Fletcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advent at the gates: Dante's Comedy by Mark Musa( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante Alighieri's Divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This single volume, blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy includes an introduction, maps of Dante's Italy, Hell, Purgatory, Geocentric Universe, and political panorama of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century, diagrams and notes providing the reader with invaluable guidance
Six characters in search of an author and other plays by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luigi Pirandello's masterpiece, "Six Characters in Search of an Author", presents the playwright's views about the isolation of the individual from society and from himself. This play within a play chronicles six characters as they seek an author to tell their story, and to present their real lives on stage. But do their realities make better tales than fiction?
The Italian Renaissance reader( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an exciting and comprehensive selection of writings that represents the most influential works of 11 great Ranaissance Italians
Selections from the Canzoniere and other works by Francesco Petrarca( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new verse translation of the whole 'Canzoniere, ' with notes on the page to illuminate the poems and suggest the many connections between them."--Page 4 of cover
The Canzoniere, or, Rerum vulgarium fragmenta by Francesco Petrarca( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrarch's personification of the hapless lover has become one of our major models. Indeed, in many of his poems of the pain and the bitter pleasure of love, we recognize a vivid and timely picture of existential man. Humble sinner, aesthete, contemplative, man of the world, secretly tormented spirit, droll observer, and advocate of life, Petrarch's protagonist in these poems possesses a personality as complex as was the nature of his time. The 366 poems of Petrarch's Canzoniere form one of the most influential books of poetry in Western literature. Varied in form style, and subject matter, these "scattered rhymes" contain metaphors and conceits that have been absorbed into the literature and language of love. In this definitive bilingual edition of the Canzoniere, Mark Musa provides verse translations, annotations, and an introduction co-authored with Barbara Manfredi
La vita nuova by Dante Alighieri( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in Italian and English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise by Dante Alighieri( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his translation of Paradise, Mark Musa exhibits the same sensitivity to language and knowledge of translations that enabled his versions of the Infrerno 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 journey, first with Beatrice, then along, toward the Trinity. This extraordinory translation and its interpretive commentary, informative glossary and bibliography clarify the theological themes and make Dante accessible to the English-speaking public
 
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The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism
Alternative Names
Mark Musa Professor and translator

Musa, Mark

Musa, Mark 1934-...

Languages
English (160)

Italian (1)

Covers
The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticismThe portable MachiavelliDante's Inferno : the Indiana critical editionThe portable Dante: The divine comedy, completeDante's ParadiseThe divine comedySix characters in search of an author and other playsThe Italian Renaissance reader