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Amnesty International commissioned analysis of satellite images of political prison camps (named kwanliso) in North Korea: namely kwanlisos 15 and 16. The images show that instead of heeding the growing calls for closing its political prison camps, repression by the North Korean authorities has continued and the prisoner population appears to have increased. Hundreds of thousands of people – including children – are held in political prison camps and other detention facilities in North Korea. Kwanliso 16 is the largest political prison camp in North Korea. A former security [...]
Translation by Immanuel Olsvanger (Grajewo, Polonia, 1888 – Jerusalem 1961). Edition of Inferno [Ha-Tofet] published in Jerusalem in 1956 (first edition 1943). Illustrated by Sandro Botticelli (Firenze 1445 – 1519).
Latin prose translation by Antonio Bonelli (Milan, 1932), surgeon and passionate translator of classics. Edition published in Livorno in 2015 Copertina Incipit
A theatrical presentation (in Italian) of social commitment, about the terrible problem of femicide and violence against women, stemming not by chance from Dante’s verses dedicated to Francesca da Rimini, and unfolding in a dialogue between a slightly eccentric professor and a willing lady pupil who aspires to become a lecturer in education about gender equality and emotional feelings […]
DANTE AND IRAN – Farideh Mahdavi Damghani reads for us her translation of the Divine Comedy in Persian
Farideh Mahdavi Damghani is a well known Iranian lady of letters. She translated into Persian a large number of masterpieces of the European literatures, including a celebrated translation in tercets of Dante's Divine Comedy. Mrs Mahdavi Damghani has graciously accepted our invitation that she herself read Francesca’s verses in her translation for Dantepoliglotta. We thank her for that. Read more about Farideh Mahdavi Damghani and listen to her voice reading Francesca in her language, click here. Read more about Dante and Iran, click here.
Dario Anghilante was born in 1947 in Sampeyre (Sant Peire in Occitan) in Valle Varaita, one of the Alpine valleys in the provinces of Turin, Cuneo and Imperia in the Italian area of Occitan language and culture. This territory is no more than the eastward extension of the Langue d’Oc area which incorporates all of southern France and a Pyrrhenean valley, the Val d’Aran, under Catalonian administration. As a matter of interest, we should add to the list the municipality of Guardia Piemontese in the [...]
Inês Querido was born in 1984 in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). After taking her degree in graphic design in Lisbon she embarked on a professional career as a freelance photographer [...]
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 [...]
Melville Best Anderson, the author of Divine Comedy’s first complete translation into English and in triple rime
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 [...]