Books by Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri has written books about:
NPR stories about Dante Alighieri
April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than with new books? This month brings us a reissue of Hayden, a retranslation of Dante, a gathering of estimable poems from the past quarter-century and a new collection with a camera-eye view of the world.
Australian poet and critic Clive James has a new translation of Dante's epic Divine Comedy. James says it's a beautiful work that only an older person can translate — someone who's experienced the same spiritual crisis Dante suffered.
The most anticipated collections of the year revisit the past and take us to the frontiers of language, borrowing from Twitter memes and overheard conversation, from the classics and bad movies.