Category - Italian Literature

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Italy’s Rapunzel, Cinderella and other Italian Fairy Tales

The first European assortment of Fairy Tales, the Tale of Tales was written in Naples in 1630. It tells such well-known stories as Rapunzel (Petrosinella – or...

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Lingering in Limbo: Dante’s Inferno

Limbo, it turns out, isn’t so dangerous, even when is found within the first degree of Dante Alighieri’s hell. As Dante’s allegory of the journey of the soul...

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Dante’s New Love Life: the Vita Nuova

The love poets of Dante’s day informed everybody they have been in love: however all the time stored the identify of their beloved secret. Dante, nevertheless...