Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), Italy’s greatest poet, was born in Florence and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. He first met Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice, in 1274; she inspired his most famous poetry, including the Vita Nuova, which he wrote to console himself when she died in 1290, and The Divine Comedy, which he began seventeen years after her death.

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Author: Dante Alighieri | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell and Fajer Al-Kaisi
Release Date: March 22, 2022
A sparkling translation that gives new life in English to Dante’s Vita Nuova, his transcendent love poems and influential statement on the art and power of poetry, and the most widely read of his works after the Inferno A Penguin Classic D...
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Author: Dante Alighieri | Narrator: Frank Bidart, Seamus Heaney and Louise Glück
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Robert Pinsky's new verse translation of the Inferno makes it clear to the contemporary listener, as no other in English has done, why Dante is universally considered a poet of great power, intensity, and strength. This critically acclaimed translati...
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