9 August, 2017 – He is the passionate Lover, a budding poet. He is Dante.
She is the beautiful, aloof, married woman. She is Beatrice.
Discover and enjoy their powerful real-life story of unrequited love told by noted author Anthony Valerio in an accessible way.
Critics are saying:
“The mixing of the two voices, the translator and the explicator, works wonderfully. A winner, very good stuff, really.” – Giuseppe Mazzotta, Sterling Professor in the Humanities for Italian, Yale University.
“I just kept on reading it right through even though I had read the original many times. Anthony Valerio’s version really makes it new.” – Rebecca West, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, University of Chicago.
“Valerio really knows both his history and his subject very well. No less important is the fact that he is a first-rate writer who can really tell a good story.” – Bestsellers
About Anthony Valerio
Anthony Valerio is the author of 9 books of fiction and non-fiction, including the best-selling BART: a Life of A. Bartlett Giamatti and John Dante’s Inferno, a Playboy’s Life. His stories have been published in the Paris Review and in readers and anthologies published by Random House and Viking Press. Mr. Valerio has taught creative writing at New York University, the City University of New York and Wesleyan University. He is a member of PEN and the Author’s Guild.