Vita Nuova

Author(s): Dante Alighieri

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Vita Nuova is universally recognized as Dante's early masterpiece, and it includes some of his best poetry outside the Divine Comedy, to which it can be regarded as a sort of prequel. Part poetical tribute, part autobiography, it traces Dante's passionate love for Beatrice from his first meeting with her as a boy to her premature death at the age of twenty-four and the psychological and emotional turmoil that this caused him.

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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781847493583
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : November 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 231
  • : Dante Alighieri
  • : Paperback