Maria Wenczel was born in Budapest where she frequently returns, but for years she has lived in northern Switzerland in a country house with her husband, some dogs, some cats and two llamas.  She paints and works with felt, making variegated puppets and other charming objects with her expert hands.  We asked her to read verses 82-142 of Francesca da Rimini’s canto for Dantepoliglotta, in the Hungarian translation of Mihály Babits.  Her design which we reproduce on this page is called “Pensive Girl”.

Maria Wenczel has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (82-142) in the Hungarian translation of Babits.

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In order to read the verses while you are listening to the reading, klick here and operate the audio file from the text page.