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

byStanley Dante AlighieriEditorStanley AppelbaumTranslated byStanley Appelbaum

December 15, 2006|
The New Life/La Vita Nuova: A Dual-Language Book by Stanley Dante Alighieri
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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.
Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together...
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Title:The New Life/La Vita Nuova: A Dual-Language Book
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.5 X 5.38 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.5 X 5.38 X 0.68 in
Published:December 15, 2006
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486453491

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