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Classics/modern classics Vita Nova
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- ISBN: 9780140449471
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A unique treatise by a poet, written for poets, on the art of poetry, "La Vita Nuova" is elaborately and symbolically patterned, consisting of a selection of Dante's early poems, interspersed with his own prose commentary. The poems themselves tell the story of his love for Beatrice, from their first meeting at a May Day party in her father's house, through Dante's sufferings and his attempts to conceal the true object of his devotion by the use of 'screen-loves', to his overwhelming grief at her death, ending with the transformative vision of her in heaven. These are some of the richest love poems in literature and the movement from self-pitying lament to praise for the beloved's beauty and virtue, illustrate the elevating power of love.
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|Series||Classics/modern classics||Title||Vita Nova|
|Publication Date||March 2012||Authors||Dante Alighieri|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Out of stock - expected on 26/05/2022 if you order today|
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