The New Life / La Vita Nuova: A Dual-Language Book
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The New Life / La Vita Nuova: A Dual-Language Book

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by Stanley Appelbaum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0486453499

ISBN-13: 9780486453491

Pub. Date: 12/15/2006

Publisher: Courier Corporation


An exquisite medley of lyrical verse and poetic prose, La Vita Nuova (The New Life) ranks among the supreme revelations in the literature of love. Its allegorical view of the soul's crisis and growth combines a narrative with meditations, dreams, songs, and prayers.
In this masterpiece of his youth, Dante assembles a selection of his love

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An exquisite medley of lyrical verse and poetic prose, La Vita Nuova (The New Life) ranks among the supreme revelations in the literature of love. Its allegorical view of the soul's crisis and growth combines a narrative with meditations, dreams, songs, and prayers.
In this masterpiece of his youth, Dante assembles a selection of his love poems within a prose framework that situates them chronologically and autobiographically. The result is a history of his love for Beatrice, the muse he encountered in childhood who continued to influence him long after her marriage and early death. Upon completing this work in 1294, the future author of The Divine Comedy pledged to write of Beatrice "what has never before been written of any woman."
Instructors and students of Italian, as well as anyone interested in the masterworks of world literature, will appreciate this dual-language edition. It features a new English translation, in addition to an informative introduction and helpful notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486453491
Publisher:
Courier Corporation
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Series:
Dover Dual Language Italian Series
Edition description:
BILINGUAL: English and Italian
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
563,804
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
La vita nuova / The New Life
Appendice / Appendix
Alphabetical List of Italian First Lines of Poems

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