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  • Dante & the Unorthodoxby James Miller

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    During his lifetime, Dante was condemned as corrupt and banned from Florence on pain of death. But in 1329, eight years after his death, he was again viciously condemned-this time as a heretic and false prophet-by Friar Guido Vernani. From Vernani's inquisitorial viewpoint, the author of the Commedia "seduced" his readers by offering them "a vessel... more...

  • The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, 1: Infernoby Dante Alighieri; Robert M. Durling; Ronald L. Martinez

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 18.99

    This new translation presents the Italian text of the Inferno, and, on facing pages, Robert Durling's new prose translation, which brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dantes extraordinary vision of Hell, with all its terror, pathos, and sardonic humor, and its penetrating analyses of the psychology of sin and the ills that plague... more...

  • The Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciencesby Giuseppe C. Di Scipio; Aldo Scaglione

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 191.00

    The guiding principle of this volume is the concept of the artes liberales , the trivium and quadrivium , as branches of learning that are rooted in Dante Alighieri?s mind. The present volume contains essays by leading international scholars on the various scientific and artistic disciplines which form the background, sources, and presence in Dante?s... more...

  • The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2by Dante Alighieri; Robert M. Durling; Ronald L. Martinez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    The second volume of Oxford's new Divine Comedy presents the Italian text of the Purgatorio and, on facing pages, a new prose translation. Continuing the story of the poet's journey through the medieval Other World under the guidance of the Roman poet Virgil, the Purgatorio culminates in the regaining of the Garden of Eden and the reunion there... more...

  • Dante in Loveby AN Wilson; A. N. Wilson

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.65

    In Dante in Love , A. N. Wilson presents a glittering study of an artist and his world, arguing that without an understanding of medieval Florence, it is impossible to comprehend the meaning of Dante's great poem. He explains how the Italian States were at that time locked into violent feuds, mirrored in the ferocious competition between the Holy... more...

  • »Denn auch Dante ist unser!«by Mirjam Mansen

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00

    With reference to the 'case' of German Dante reception, the study examines the historical developments undergone by German Romance studies in the first half of the 20th century. A central focus is on the question of continuity in the thematic and methodological approach to Dante from the 1920s to the Nazi regime. Associated with this is an inquiry... more...

  • Thinking Poetryby Joseph Acquisto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This volume of essays seeks to establish a dialogue between poetry and philosophy where each could be said to read the other and announces important new paths for a reinvigorated study of lyric poetry in the decades to come. more...

  • Perspectives on Mobilityby Ingo Berensmeyer; Christoph Ehland

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 60.75

    Literature as cultural discourse has always courted mobility. From the nomadic wanderings of the heroes of Homer and Virgil through the adventures of the medieval knight-errants to the travellers of modern times, movement and mobility have been constitutive elements of story-telling. Since writers have begun to explore the experiential dimension of... more...

  • New Life of Dante revised and updatedby Stephen Bemrose

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    This biography of Italy's foremost writer and thinker weaves into a single thread Dante's life and works. Dante is an intensely philosophical writer as well as a sociopolitical one, and these intimately connected aspects are kept constantly in view in the discussion of his writings. As well as his masterpiece the "Divina Commedia",... more...

  • Petrarch the Poet: An Introduction to the 'Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta'by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch?s major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta , Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about poetry and language. In the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta... more...