Vita Nuova Paperback
Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
Vita Nuova (1292-94) is the first of Dante's major writings.
It is a supreme work of love; thirty-one poems are linked by a lyrical prose narrative poem celebrating and debating the subject of love.
In the opening chapter Dante sets himself the task of giving meaning to the poetry which he composed and the events which took place after his meeting with Beatrice and the 'Lord of Love'.
The 'new life' which this meeting inspired is the subject of Dante's most profound creation, which has been read variously as biography, religious allegory, and a meditation on poetry itself.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 08/05/2008
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780199540655
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