Michael J. B. Allen is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Occasionally, a book arrives on my desk that makes me absurdly happy. And in this miasmal winter of our fiscal discontent, I am grateful for such small serendipities...The first is Volume 1 of Commentaries on Plato by 15th-century Florentine scholar and magus Marsilio Ficino. -- Martin Levin * Globe and Mail *