Research Project

Italy

Piero Boitani

2016 Balzan Prize for Comparative Literature

For his extraordinary ability to represent world literature as living dialogue with the classics of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the modern era; for his innovative studies on the history of the reception of fundamental myths and motives of Western civilization; for his philological method, which reveals the potential meaning of canonical texts and projects this meaning into the future.

Excerpt from The Balzan Prizewinners’ Research Projects: An Overview 2020

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