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Musa, Mark

Overview
Works: 74 works in 354 publications in 2 languages and 18,417 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  History  Frame stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Essays  Illustrated works  Narrative poetry  Portraits 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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Most widely held works about Mark Musa
 
Most widely held works by Mark Musa
The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 2,055 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 Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 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 )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Purgatory by Dante Alighieri( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita nuova by Dante Alighieri( Book )

19 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 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]
The portable Dante by Dante Alighieri( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 671 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 Inferno : the Indiana critical edition by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 666 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 )

7 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 655 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
Dante's Paradise by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1984 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante's ultimate vision of universal harmony and eternal salvation"--Cover
Advent at the gates: Dante's Comedy by Mark Musa( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante by Jefferson Butler Fletcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six characters in search of an author and other plays by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pirandello (1867-1936) is the founding architect of twentieth-century drama, brilliantly innovatory in his forms and themes, and in the combined energy, imagination and visual colours of his theatre. This volume of plays, translated from the Italian by Mark Musa, opens with Six Characters in Search of an Author, Pirandello's most popular and controversial work in which six characters invade the stage and demand to be included in the play. The tragedy "Henry IV" dramatizes the lucid madness of a man who may be King. In "So It Is (If You Think So)", the townspeople exercise a morbid curiosity attempting to discover 'the truth' about the Ponza family. "--Publisher description
The Italian Renaissance reader( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 427 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 )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canzoniere, or, Rerum vulgarium fragmenta by Francesco Petrarca( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 403 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 )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and Italian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction and notes accompany this classic epic poem about a spiritual pilgrim being led by Virgil through the nine circles of hell. This vigorous translation of Inferno reserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text
The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Divine Comedy' begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Allen Mandelbaum's astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman's edition -- containing in one volume all three cantos, 'Inferno, ' 'Purgatorio, ' and 'Paradiso' -- includes an introduction by Nobel Prize-winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth century series of illustrations." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."
 
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The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism
Alternative Names
Mark Musa Amerikaans vertaler (-2014)

Mark Musa Professor and translator

Languages
English (166)

Italian (1)

Covers
The portable MachiavelliThe portable DanteDante's Inferno : the Indiana critical editionDante's ParadiseSix characters in search of an author and other playsThe Italian Renaissance readerSelections from the Canzoniere and other worksThe Canzoniere, or, Rerum vulgarium fragmenta