Dante | Hafiz 3: Readings on the Sigh, the Gaze, and Beauty

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Dante | Hafiz 3: Readings on the Sigh, the Gaze, and Beauty


Authored by Franco Masciandaro, Peter Booth
Edited by Nicola Masciandaro, Öykü Tekten

Six essays on Dante and Hafiz. 

I. SIGH: Nicola Masciandaro, "Miracle of the Sigh." Franco Masciandaro, "Dante's Sighs/Sigh." Peter Booth, "Sigh." II. GAZE: Nicola Masciandaro, "On the Gaze." Franco Masciandaro, "Dante's Gaze." Peter Booth, "Gaze." III. BEAUTY: Franco Masciandaro, "Beauty in Dante’s Divine Comedy." Peter Booth, "Beauty." Nicola Masciandaro, "Lines on Beauty." 

Franco Masciandaro (Ph.D., Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 1971) is Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and a specialist in medieval and renaissance Italian literature. He is the author of La problematica del tempo nella Commedia (Longo Editore, 1976), Dante as Dramatist: The Myth of the Earthly Paradise and Tragic Vision in the Divine Comedy (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1991), La conoscenza viva: Letture fenomenologiche da Dante a Machiavelli (Longo, 1998), and The Stranger as Friend: The Poetics of Friendship in Homer, Dante, and Boccaccio (Firenze University Press, 2013). 

Peter Booth received his B.A. in English Literature from Bard College and studied Persian Language and Literature at the graduate school of Harvard University (with Anne Marie Schimmel and Wheeler Thackston). In 1977-8, on a scholarship from the Shah of Iran, he studied Persian Literature at Ferdowsi University in Mashhad. He was a resident for 32 years in Avatar Meher Baba’s Home, “Meherabad” in rural India. He is currently completing a detailed study of the poetry of Hafiz of Shiraz with numerous new translations. 

Öykü Tekten is a poet, translator, and editor living between New York and Granada. She is one of the founding members of KAF Collective and is pursuing a PhD degree in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

Nicola Masciandaro is Professor of English at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and a specialist in medieval literature.

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