La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri ; Translated By David R. Slavitt

Full Title: La Vita Nuova
Author/Editor(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); David R. Slavitt (1935-)
ISBN: 0674050932, 9780674050938
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published Place: Cambridge, Mass.
Published/Copyright Year: 2010
Language: English
Physical Description: 19 cm
LCCN: 2010007334
Number of pages: 144 (xiii, 144 pages)
Dante Alighieri, > 1265-1321 > Translations Into English

Translator's preface
Introduction / by Seth Lerer
Further reading
Text of La vita nuova.
"La Vita Nuova (1292-1294) has many aspects. Dante's libello, or "little book," is most obviously a book about love. In a sequence of thirty-one poems, the author recounts his love of Beatrice from his first sight of her (when he was nine and she eight), through unrequited love and chance encounters, to his profound grief sixteen years later at her sudden and unexpected death. Linked with Dante's verse are commentaries on the individual poems
their form and meaning
as well as the events and feelings from which they originate. Through these commentaries the poet comes to see romantic love as the first step in a spiritual journey that leads to salvation and the capacity for divine love. He aims to reside with Beatrice among the stars." "David Slavitt gives us a readable and appealing translation of one of the early, defining masterpieces of European literature, animating its verse and prose with a fluid, lively, and engaging idiom and rhythm. His translation makes this first major book of Dante's stand out as a powerful work of art in its own regard, independent of its "junior" status to La Commedia. In an Introduction, Seth Lerer considers Dante as a poet of civic life. "Beatrice," he reminds us, "lives as much on city streets and open congregations as she does in bedroom fantasies and dreams.""

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V39.294471-1-2828233
Other ID: GBB083683(NBN);542263681(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
All Languages: English; Italian
LC Call No: PQ4315.58 .S63 2010
Dewey Decimal: 851/.1
Released Date: 20110519

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APA Style:
Dante Alighieri, Slavitt, D.R. (2010). La Vita Nuova. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

MLA Style:
Dante Alighieri, and David R. Slavitt. La Vita Nuova. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010. Print.

Chicago Style:
Dante Alighieri, and David R. Slavitt. La Vita Nuova. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010.