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28 12, 2021

Humphrey Tonkin

By |2022-02-10T19:37:14+01:00December 28th, 2021|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

Humphrey Tonkin was born in the UK (Truro, Cornwall, 1939) and moved to the United States as a graduate student.  He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Cambridge University and a a Ph.D. from Harvard University.  For many years he taught English literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as visiting professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University.  In 1983 he was appointed president of the State University of New York at Potsdam and in 1988 became president of the [...]

4 08, 2021

The Divine Comedy told to children by Virginia Jewiss

By |2021-08-05T17:26:55+02:00August 4th, 2021|Dante for children|0 Comments

Virginia Jewiss is an American Italianist and Dantist. She received her PhD in Italian literature from Yale University and taught at Dartmouth College and Trinity College’s Rome campus before returning to Yale, where she is currently Lecturer in the Humanities and Director of the Yale Humanities program in Rome. She has translated the work of numerous Italian authors and film directors, including Roberto Saviano’s Gomorrah, Melania Mazzucco’s Vita, and screenplays for Paolo Sorrentino and Gabriele Salvatores. In 2008 she published in Italian, for the Mandragora [...]

4 08, 2021

Dante Poliglotta’s library and the Florentine “Casa di Dante” museum

By |2021-08-05T17:29:28+02:00August 4th, 2021|2021 – Dantes year, Approfondimenti|0 Comments

The collection of translations of the Divine Comedy that previously belonged to Dante Poliglotta - 284 editions in 49 languages and 22 dialects - was donated to the “Casa di Dante” Museum in Florence and is now exhibited in one of the most beautiful rooms of the museum.

18 07, 2021

The Divine Comedy told to children by Daniele Aristarco

By |2021-07-18T18:22:07+02:00July 18th, 2021|Dante for children|0 Comments

Daniele Aristarco was born in Naples in 1977. He is the author of short stories and informative essays aimed at children, published both in Italy and in France. He taught literature in middle school and now devotes himself to children's books and writing for film and radio. Playwright and theater director, he has won numerous awards. He also deals with creative writing workshops for childhood at schools, libraries and cultural associations. His reduction of the Divine Comedy for children, The first step into the dark [...]

15 07, 2021

UKRAINIAN – Halyna Yavorska

By |2022-02-25T11:06:40+01:00July 15th, 2021|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Halyna Yavorska was born in Ternopil (Ukraine) in 1961. She took her degree in Russian philology at the Ivan Franko State University of Leopoli (Lvov) in 1986. She has a deep knowledge of languages and of Russian and Ukrainian literature. Since 1999 she has lived in Italy where she is an interpreter and translator of Russian and Ukrainian. She has worked in Milan in the National Museum of Science and Technology, in the MMT Language Center and in the Italo-Russian Association. She also has had [...]

6 07, 2021

The Divine Comedy told to teenagers by John Agard

By |2021-07-06T15:56:22+02:00July 6th, 2021|Dante for children|0 Comments

John Agard is a British poet born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1949, living now in England. In 2009 he published The Young Inferno, a transformative translation of Dante's Inferno for a teenage audience. This version, illustrated by the Japanese artist Satoshi Kitamura, features a young protagonist (a Dante-boy wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the letters Hell emblazoned on it) who travels to the underworld with fable master Aesop instead of Vergil as his guide. Even in Agard's version, as well as in the contemporary version of [...]

10 06, 2021

Dante for children from the nineteenth century until today

By |2021-06-24T10:21:54+02:00June 10th, 2021|2021 – Dantes year, Dante for children|0 Comments

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 [...]

28 05, 2021

Bergin – 1969

By |2021-06-01T17:59:25+02:00May 28th, 2021|Edizioni, Inglese|0 Comments

Translation in blank verse by Thomas G. Bergin (New Haven, CT, 1905 – Madison, CT, 1987), professor at Cornell and Yale universities, one of the main U.S. experts in Italian Literature, particularly on Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio. Edition published at New York in 1969. Illustrated by Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), American academician, sculptor and drawer.