This translation of Dante’s Convito—­the
first in English—­is from the hand of a
lady whose enthusiasm for the genius of Dante has made
it a chief pleasure of h...
The Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) wrote "The Divine Comedy," the greatest poetic composition of the Christian Middle Ages and the first masterpiece of world literature written in a modern E...
Considered the finest poet that Italy has ever produced, Dante is also celebrated as a major influence on western European culture. His masterpiece, La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), is uni vers...