La vita nuova

La vita nuova


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449471
  • 128 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A unique treatise by a poet, written for poets, on the art of poetry, LA VITA NUOVA is elaborately and symbolically patterned, consisting of a selection of Dante’s early poems, interspersed with his own prose commentary. The poems themselves tell the story of his love for Beatrice, from their first meeting at a May Day party in her father’s house, through Dante’s sufferings and his attempts to conceal the true object of his devotion by the use of ‘screen-loves’, to his overwhelming grief ather death, ending with the transformative vision of her in heaven. These are some of the richest love poems in literature and the movement from self-pitying lament to praise for the beloved’s beauty and virtue, illustrate the elevating power of love.
La vita nuova

La vita nuova

Dante Alighieri, Introduction by: Barbara Reynolds, Translator: Barbara Reynolds

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