Books by Dante Alighieri
Interviews where books by Dante Alighieri were recommended
Dante’s epic poem The Divine Comedy has inspired countless thinkers and writers since it was first published almost 700 years ago. Here, Dante scholar and author Nick Havely picks the best five books on how one medieval poet had such a lasting impact on world literature, and how Dante’s vitality transmits into modern culture.
The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
by Dante Alighieri
Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation
by E.H. Gombrich
Leonardo da Vinci: i documenti e le testimonianze contemporanee
by Edoardo Villata
The Literary Works of Leonardo da Vinci
by Jean Paul Richter
Leonardo da Vinci
by Kenneth Clark
Every generation has its own Leonardo, and for many he remains a man of mystery. Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor in Art History at Oxford and the author of the recently published Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting, helps us identify the non-mythical Leonardo. What might Leonardo be doing were he alive today, in our own digital age?
The acting director of the Writing Program at Boston University argues that cowardice can still be part of our ethical vocabulary, but that we must learn from history’s mistaken identification of the traumatised as cowards.