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Musa, Mark

Overview
Works: 105 works in 386 publications in 2 languages and 18,401 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  History  Frame stories  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Dictionaries  Commentaries  Humorous fiction 
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
Vita nuova by Dante Alighieri( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's first major work links 31 poems inspired by his love of Beatrice, with a prose narrative that celebrates the subject of love while commenting on the nature of the poet's art
Dante's Inferno : the Indiana critical edition by Dante Alighieri( )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,639 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."
The Canzoniere, or, Rerum vulgarium fragmenta by Francesco Petrarca( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,312 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
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 1,044 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 995 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
Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1995 in English and held by 988 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 Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 975 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 1964 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Dante by Dante Alighieri( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 702 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 Purgatory by Dante( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's Paradise by Dante Alighieri( Book )

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

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

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante by Jefferson Butler Fletcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 476 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 Italian Renaissance reader( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an exciting and comprehensive selection of writings that represents the most influential works of 11 great Ranaissance Italians
Six characters in search of an author and other plays by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 438 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
Petrarch : the Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta by Mark Musa( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 434 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
Selections from the Canzoniere and other works by Francesco Petrarca( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inferno by Dante( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 332 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
 
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The Decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism
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Dante's Inferno : the Indiana critical editionThe Canzoniere, or, Rerum vulgarium fragmentaThe DecameronThe Decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticismDante's InfernoThe portable MachiavelliThe portable DanteDante's Paradise
Alternative Names
Mark Musa Amerikaans vertaler (-2014)

Mark Musa Professor and translator

Languages
English (199)

Italian (2)