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Dante May Have Had Narcolepsy September 25, 2013: Turns out high school students aren’t to blame for dozing off while reading The Divine Comedy– Giuseppe Plazzi, an Italian neuro-motor scientist recently claimed that the rhetoric of [...] by

Mary Jo Bang’s Inferno Translation Reviewed February 6, 2013: Most poets and scholars have a favorite translation of Dante’s Inferno. We freely admit to having a soft spot for the first U.S. translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but we know that not [...] by

Helen Vendler calls Dante “Fatally Insusceptible to Translation” October 11, 2012: In the latest issue of The New Republic, Helen Vendler reviews Andrew Frisardi’s recent translation of Dante’s pre-Commedia work, the Vita Nova. Somewhat flippantly dismissing any virtues [...] by

For Your Reading Pleasure: The First Canto of Mary Jo Bang’s Inferno September 6, 2012: ! The Poetry Society of America proudly presents the opening lines of Mary Jo Bang’s translation of Dante’s Inferno! Here, the narrator becomes lost in a forest and comes upon a [...] by

The Odd Call to Ban Dante’s Divine Comedy March 19, 2012: MobyLives points us to the news that a human rights group is calling to ban the work of Dante from Italian schools, having condemned Divine Comedy as “racist, homophobic, anti-Islamist and [...] by

Dante’s Inferno in MS Paint January 19, 2011: For when even CliffsNotes is too strenuous a challenge, Brandon Matheson has created an abbreviated, animated version of Dante’s Inferno. In just under four minutes, you can visit every circle [...] by