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  • Five Frames for the "Decameron"by Joy Hambuechen Potter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • The Political Vision of the "Divine Comedy"by Joan M. Ferrante

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.00 US$ 44.80

    Joan Ferrante analyzes the Divine Comedy in terms of public issues, which continued foremost in Dante's thinking after his exile from Florence. Professor Ferrante examines the political concepts of the poem in historical context and in light of the political theory and controversies of the period. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy... more...

  • Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedyby Eric Pyle

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    William Blake's series of engraved illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy were his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Unfinished at his death, the series includes seven engravings and 102 unique works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are... more...

  • Woman Earthly and Divine in the Comedy of Danteby Marianne Shapiro

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This study examines all the characterizations of the female personality in the Divine Comedy, including representations of things traditionally categorized as feminine. Marianne Shapiro treats different traditional feminine roles such as wife, lover, and mother, and places Beatrice in the latter group. The problem of woman is studied within the... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedyby Christian Moevs

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Dante's metaphysics--his understanding of reality--is very different from our own. To present Dante's ideas about the cosmos, or God, or salvation, or history, or poetry within the context of post-Enlightenment presuppositions, as is usually done, is thus to capture only imperfectly the essence of those ideas. The recovery of Dante's metaphysics is... more...

  • The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieriby Robert M. Durling; Robert M. Durling; Ronald L. Martinez

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    One of the greatest living Italian-to-English translators, Durling has at last completed his rendition of the third and final volume of Dante's masterful literary epic, The Divine Comedy . As with the two preceding volumes, Durling's precise and powerful translation of Paradiso appears alongside the original Italian text recounting Dante's journey... more...

  • The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieriby Robert M. Durling; Ronald L. Martinez

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    This is the first volume of a new prose translation of Dante's epic - the first in twenty-five years. Robert Durling's translation brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with its terror, pathos, and sardonic humour, and its penetrating analyses of the psychology of sin and the ills that plague society.A... more...

  • The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri; John D. Sinclair

    Oxford University Press 1961; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve... more...

  • Critical Companion to Danteby Jay Ruud

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 75.00

    Dante Alighieri is one of the greatest poets in world history. His brilliant epic, "The Divine Comedy", an imagined journey through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, continues to captivate readers. This work provides an information on his life and work. It covers Dante's canon, including his love poems in "La Vita Nuova" and his... more...