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La Vita Nuova Dante Alighieri

La Vita Nuova By Dante Alighieri

La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri

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Dante Alighieri's heartfelt book of poetry and prose about love.

La Vita Nuova Summary

La Vita Nuova: Love Poems by Dante Alighieri

In La Vita Nuova, Italy's greatest poet recounts the famous story of his passionate love for Beatrice. The drama of their relationship unravels through stunning poetry and prose in this, one of the most celebrated love stories in history.
Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

From the first time the poet sets eyes on Beatrice, he proclaims that 'love quite governed my soul' and his devotion to her knows no end. By recalling each meeting with Beatrice this short book is at once a heartfelt account of youthful love and a religious allegory. La Vita Nuova serves as an important precursor to Dante's masterpiece, The Divine Comedy.

This edition is the English translation by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from the original Italian. It was first published in The Early Italian Poets in 1861 and then reissued in 1874 by Dante and his circle. It was met with great acclaim acknowledging Rossetti's skill as a meticulous and poetic translator.

About Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet born in Florence in the thirteenth century. His major work The Divine Comedy is considered to be the greatest literary work in the Italian language. It describes his journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise guided by Virgil and then Beatrice. He was the first writer to eschew Latin and he wrote in modern Italian and in Tuscan dialect. His influence on Italian writers as well as European literature and art is immeasurable.

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La Vita Nuova: Love Poems by Dante Alighieri
Pan Macmillan
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