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Harriet

A literary blog about poetry and related news
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    By Oli Hazzard

    This morning I came across a passage in an essay (Frederick Ahl’s “Ars Est Cameleer Artem,” in On Puns, edited by Jonathan Culler) which describes a scene in Cicero’s On...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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 Dante's canonical...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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 Frisardi's translation may...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    ! 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...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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...

  • By Harriet Staff

    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...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The 19th century arts-and-craftsman William Morris is best remembered for his textiles and decorative arts, but it's his books that will be on display in an exhibition at Buffalo's Central...

  • By Sotère Torregian

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