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27 06, 2016

ENGLISH – Emma Clare O’Connor

By |2019-12-11T22:24:35+01:00June 27th, 2016|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Emma Clare O’Connor was born in Seattle in 1993 and is a New York based actor. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she focused in acting and studied abroad at the British American Drama Academy in London. She was most recently in a short film that premiered at the Museum of Moving Images in Queens, New York. Her website is www.emmaclareoconnor.com. ------- Emma O’Connor has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (Hell, Canto V, 88-142) in the [...]

3 06, 2016

Melville Best Anderson, the author of Divine Comedy’s first complete translation into English and in triple rime

By |2019-12-11T22:24:36+01:00June 3rd, 2016|Approfondimenti|0 Comments

The translation in terza rima by Melville Best Anderson, American philologist and professor of English literature at Stanford University, was the very first test of a complete translation into English, and in triple rime, of the whole Divine Comedy.  This work was published at New York in 1921, in only 390 copies numbered and signed, and was published again in 1932. Anderson's translation of the Divine Comedy is available online (click here). This is how Anderson explains his daring decision to challenge the rime-form of terza rima, which is particularly [...]