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13 05, 2021

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

By |2021-05-14T09:52:39+02:00May 13th, 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.

13 02, 2021

Romanesco – Capalbi – Approfondimenti – English

By |2021-02-13T17:33:42+01:00February 13th, 2021|Approfondimenti|0 Comments

This beautiful Roman dialect translation in third rhyme of the verses on Paolo and Francesca was done between the last months of 2012 and the first months of 2013 by the Roman poetess Maddalena Capalbi. To see the web page of Maddalena Capalbi, click here. Verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into Roman dialect by Maddalena Capalbi   (Hell, V, 79-142) - Quanno che er vento soffia p’accostalle je provo a sussurà: «Voi angosciate, venitece a parlà, Lui nun s’offenne!» E come le colomme arichiamate coll’ali aperte voleno [...]

12 04, 2018

Ulysses’ appeal for peace in the Middle East

By |2019-12-11T22:24:28+01:00April 12th, 2018|Approfondimenti|0 Comments

Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza Ye were not form’d to live the life of brutes, but virtue to pursue and knowledge high Vi ne naskiĝis por vegeti brute, sed por akiri virton, mondan scion   ------ Ulysses' verses translated into Arabic by Hassan Osman Hell, Canto XXVI, 90-142 - ------ Ulysses' verses translated into Hebrew by Immanuel Olsvanger Hell, Canto XXVI, 90-142 - ------ Ulysses' verses translated into Persian by Farideh Mahdavi Damghani Hell, Canto XXVI, 90-142 - - [...]

12 11, 2016

E ‘L MODO ANCOR M’OFFENDE — Next performances of the play

By |2019-12-11T22:24:31+01:00November 12th, 2016|Approfondimenti|0 Comments

www.ladirittavia.it ------ THE PLAYBILLS OF NEXT PERFORMANCES    - MILAN, MARCH 8, 2018 ------ COMO, NOVEMBER 23-24, 2017 ------ BORGOSESIA, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 ------ ACQUI TERME, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 ------ ALESSANDRIA, DECEMBER 1-2, 2017 ------ MASSAFRA, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 ------ CINISELLO BALSAMO, NOVEMBER 24, 2016 ------ VARESE, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 ------ BORDIGHERA, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 ------

3 10, 2016

Amnesty International and North Korea

By |2021-06-01T17:29:14+02:00October 3rd, 2016|Approfondimenti, Human rights|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 05, 2016

Mandelbaum’s Francesca and the American translations of the Divine Comedy

By |2019-12-11T22:24:36+01:00May 26th, 2016|Approfondimenti, News of the mounth|0 Comments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Portland, ME, 1807 – Cambridge, MA, 1882), the well known American poet, was the first American translator of Dante's Divine Comedy. The first edition of his work was published at Boston in 1867...