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  • Dante Alighieriby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    One of the most learned men of his time in Europe, Dante Alighieri was the consummate literary figure of the Middle Ages. His greatest work, the allegory The Divine Comedy, remains one of the most revered works in classic literature, with its bold evocation of themes of divine love, justice, and redemption. This new edition of critical essays examines... more...

  • The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, 3by Robert Durling; Ronald Martinez; Robert Turner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 29.99

    Robert Durling's spirited new prose translation of the Paradiso completes his masterful rendering of the Divine Comedy. Durling's earlier translations of the Inferno and the Purgatorio garnered high praise, and with this superb version of the Paradiso readers can now traverse the entirety of Dante's epic poem of spiritual ascent with the... more...

  • Dante Philomythes and Philosopherby Patrick Boyde

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 48.00

    This book is devoted to a full and lucid exposition of Boyde's ideas. more...

  • Perception and Passion in Dante's Comedyby Patrick Boyde

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    A reading of the Comedy in the context of thirteenth-century psychology and philosophy. more...

  • Dante and the Mystical Traditionby Steven Botterill

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 44.00

    Reinterpretation of the significance of the figure of St Bernard in Dante's Commedia. more...

  • Dante: De vulgari eloquentiaby Dante; Steven Botterill

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    The first Latin-English text of Dante's treatise on language, together with notes and introduction. more...

  • 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...

  • Dante in Loveby A. N. Wilson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 23.99

    For William Butler Yeats, Dante Alighieri was "the chief imagination of Christendom." For T. S. Eliot, he was of supreme importance, both as poet and philosopher. Coleridge championed his introduction to an English readership. Tennyson based his poem "Ulysses" on lines from the Inferno . Byron chastised an "Ungrateful Florence" for exiling Dante.... more...

  • Dante's Inventionby James Burge

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    The young Dante Alighieri was a self-absorbed poet who composed rarefied verse about the nature of love. While medieval Florence descended into turmoil, he seemed entirely uninterested by anything other than Beatrice, the girl he had loved since they were both children. Fate had to work very hard to make him write his great work, 'The Divine Comedy'.... more...