Piero Boitani is one of Italy’s most renowned philologists and literary critics. An expert on ancient myths, medievalist, and Dante scholar, he is currently Professor of Comparative Literature at the Sapienza University in Rome.
Ann Goldstein has translated into English all of Elena Ferrante’s books, including each of the New York Times bestselling installments in Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet, the fourth of which, The Story of the Lost Child, was shortlisted for the MAN Booker International Prize. She has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. She lives in New York.
Praise for A New Sublime
“Piero Boitani’s A New Sublime: Ten Timeless Lessons on the Classics teach us an additional one, the most important: that the classics are alive within us.”
“A New Sublime is as bewitching and entertaining as a novel. [ . . . ] Boitani uncovers the unexpected, extraordinary modernity of the classics.”
—Piero Dorfles, Per un pugno di libri
“A remarkable book. [ . . .] The stories collected by Boitani, written centuries ago, still speak to us.”
—Corrado Augias, Repubblica TV