Carcanet Press
Quote of the Day
an admirable concern to keep lines open to writing in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America.
Seamus Heaney

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

  • About
  • Dante Alighieri was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language. He defied poetic convention by writing in vernacular Italian instead of Latin - this made his work accessible to a wider, more diverse audience and set a precedent that Petrarch and Boccaccioto would follow.
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog W.S Graham: Lives & Letters read more Vahni Capildeo: Honouring the Water Dragon: A Walk in Shiga Prefecture read more Jane Draycott: Translating 'Pearl' read more Patrick Worsnip: A Journey Through Translation read more Notes on Language and Poetry read more Gabriel Levin: By Way of a Preface read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2018 Carcanet Press Ltd