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Vita Nuova, La (Penguin Classics)

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La Vita Nuova marked a turning point in European literature, introducing personal experience into the strict formalism of medieval love poetry. The sequence of poems tells the story of Dante's passion for Beatrice, the beautiful sister of one of his closest friends, transformed through his writing into a symbol of love that was both spiritual and romantic. From unrequited passion to the profound grief he experiences at the loss of his love, this work intersperses exquisite verse with Dante's own commentary on the structure and origins of each poem, offering a unique insight into the poet's art and skill. Barbara Reynolds's translation, acclaimed for its lucidity and faithfulness to the original, is now enhanced with a new introduction and other material.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140442168
Other:
Alighieri, Dante
Author:
Dante Alighieri
Author:
Reynolds, Barbara
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
19690830
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.76x5.07x.34 in. .21 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Italian Medieval and Renaissance
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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance

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