Irma Brandeis (1905-1990) was a Jewish-American scholar of
Dante Alighieri. Her work "The Ladder of Vision" was acclaimed as a breakthrough in Dantean studies upon its publication in the 1960s.
In her visits to
Italybetween 1933 and 1939 Brandeis became acquainted with the poet Eugenio Montaleand was the inspiration for the metaphysical figure Clizia in his poetry.
* [http://www.nybooks.com/articles/5562 Brandeis' defense] of
Allen Mandelbaum's translation of the "Divine Comedy"
* [http://www.vieusseux.fi.it/archivio/fondi_acb.html Contemporary Archive "Alessandro Bonsanti"]
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