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Marco Santagata

Marco Santagata

is one of Italy’s leading scholars of Dante and Petrarca. He is a literary critic and a Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Pisa. He has written extensively about Petrarca (whose Canzoniere he edited for Mondadori) and Dante (whose complete works he is currently editing, again for Mondadori). His recent books include L’io e il mondo. Un’interpretazione di Dante (il Mulino, 2011) and a biography of Dante Alighieri, Dante (Mondadori, 2012). In addition to his scholarly work, he has also written a few novels: Papà non era comunista (Guanda, 1996), winner of the Bellonci Award for unpublished texts in 1996; Il copista (Sellerio, 2000); Il Maestro dei santi pallidi (Guanda, 2003), winner of the Super Campiello Award; L’amore in sé (Guanda, 2006), winner of the Stresa Award; Voglio una vita come la mia (Guanda, 2008); Dante. Il romanzo della sua vita (Mondadori, 2012).

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