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- 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...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 25.99
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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95
Dante’s Deadly Sins is a unique study of the moral philosophy behind Dante’s master work that considers the Commedia as he intended, namely, as a practical guide to moral betterment. Focusing on Inferno and Purgatorio , Belliotti examines the puzzles and paradoxes of Dante’s moral assumptions, his treatment of the 7 deadly... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 38.95
The California Lectura Dantis is the long-awaited companion to the three-volume verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum of Dante's Divine Comedy . Mandelbaum's translation, with facing original text and with illustrations by Barry Moser, has been praised by Robert Fagles as "exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence,... more...
- 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...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57
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 Roman... more...