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Vita Nuova
     

Vita Nuova

by Dante Alighieri, Guido Cavalcanti (Supplement by), Cino Da Pistoia (Supplement by), Guido Guinicelli (Supplement by), Cecco Angiolieri (Supplement by)
 
This celebration of the poet's passionate love for his immortal Beatrice weaves together rapturous sonnets and canzoni with prose commentaries and an autobiographical narrative. A predecessor to The Divine Comedy, La Vita Nuova (The New Life) also serves as an ever-relevant treatise on the art and technique of poetry.

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This celebration of the poet's passionate love for his immortal Beatrice weaves together rapturous sonnets and canzoni with prose commentaries and an autobiographical narrative. A predecessor to The Divine Comedy, La Vita Nuova (The New Life) also serves as an ever-relevant treatise on the art and technique of poetry.

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"Anyone, male or female, who has ever been infatuated, besotted, enchanted, or otherwise enamoured, will read [Vita Nuova] with many smiles of recognition—even those for whom, like me, there is no longer any ideal woman."  —Louis de Bernières, author, Corelli's Mandolin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942208474
Publisher:
Bandanna Books
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the greatest influences in world literature. His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is the zenith of medieval knowledge and a paragon of poetic imagination. Its first part, Inferno, remains one of the most popular books of all time. Anthony Mortimer is acclaimed for his translations of Petrarch and Michelangelo.

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