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  • 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...

  • Dante's Deadly Sinsby Raymond Angelo Belliotti

    Wiley 2011; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lectura Dantisby Allen Mandelbaum; Anthony Oldcorn; Charles Ross

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Petrarchby Mark Musa

    Indiana University Press 1999; US$ 34.99

    "Mark Musa, in editing and translating Petrarch?s Canzoniere, has performed a wonderful service to the English-speaking reader. Here, in one volume, are included the poet?s own selection of the best lyric verse he wrote throughout his life, accompanied by brief but useful notes... " ?Chronicles "As well as skillful and fluent verse renderings of... more...

  • Thinking Poetryby Joseph Acquisto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Danteby Barbara Reynolds

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Dante is one of the towering figures of medieval European literature. Yet many riddles and questions about him persist. By re-reading Dante with an open mind, Barbara Reynolds made remarkable discoveries and unlocked previously hidden secrets about this greatest of Florentine poets. A fundamental enigma has tantalised readers of the 'Commedia' for... more...