"This book is well written with accurate translations from Latin and Italian into English. It contains some interesting information and provides a novel interpretation of important aspects of the works of two great poets and their relationship with love.''
Quaderni d'Italianistica (Official Journal of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies)

"Confronted in Dante and Petrarch by two ways of seeing and understanding the relationship in human experience between the various kinds of love-impulse proper to man in his psychosomatic complexity, she [Pamela Williams] straightaway sets about exploring their similarity and dissimilarity [...] ...the best part of the book [is] an account of the rootedness for Dante of sexual and of religous yearning in one and the same passionate anthropology."
Modern Language Review