Thursday, July 09, 2015

A fine resource for readers of Dante

My friend Peter D'Epiro (whose translations we have often made use of here) has reminded me of an online source I'd forgotten about: The Dartmouth Dante. Check the link to see it -- it's a project developed by Robert Hollander, whose commentaries on the Commedia are the most thorough and learned we have in English.

Not only is all of Hollander's commentary available, but so are dozens of others, going back to the earliest commentaries by at least one of Dante's sons and Boccaccio.

The basic search page for the site is here. It's a remarkable contribution to all who now need not travel to a major university library or rare books collection to explore 800 years of readings of Dante's poem.

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