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10 06, 2021

Dante for children from the nineteenth century until today

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Rose E. Selfe, an English scholar in love with Dante and Florence, is the very first person who had the idea, in 1887, of ​​publishing an abbreviated version of the Divine Comedy dedicated to children. We don’t know much about her. We know that in 1906 her English translation of Giovanni Villani’s Chronicles of Florence appeared in London [...]

10 06, 2021

RUSSIAN – Anastasia Vilkova

By |2022-03-06T10:58:43+01:00June 10th, 2021|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Anastasia Vilkova was born in Astrakhan, one of the principal cities in the south of European Russia on the Volga river. She completed her studies at the Faculty of Modern Letters in the University of Astrakhan where she specialised in linguistic history with particular emphasis on old Russian. Currently she is in charge of editing a newspaper for young men to whom she is teaching journalism in a workshop for art and culture which has been expressly dedicated to them. ooOoo Anastasia Vilkova has lent [...]