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The Drama and Spice of Modern Italian Writing

by Galina Chernykh | October 6, 2014 | Previous Recommendations

Italian literature. What immediately comes to mind is classical literature. Cicero's rhetoric and philosophy. Virgil's Aenid. Ovid's Metamorphoses. Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron. Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince. Petrarch's poetry. This takes us all the way up to the first third of the sixteenth century... read more