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  • 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...

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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    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$ 51.00

    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: 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...

  • 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...

  • Danteby Barbara Reynolds

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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...

  • Petrarca und die Herausbildung des modernen Subjektsby Paul Geyer; Kerstin Thorwarth

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 41.51

    Reihe Gründungsmythen Europas in Literatur, Musik und Kunst - Band 002 more...