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New Life of Dante Alighieri

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ISBN-10: 0548086737

ISBN-13: 9780548086735

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dante Alighieri, Charles Eliot Norton

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Norton Made This Translation As A Young Man But Had It Reprinted, As He Still Found It Charming. This Is The Precursor To Dante's Divine Comedy; It Is Some Of Dante's Earliest Writing, More Autobiographical And Unpolished Than His Later Work. This Volume Includes Three Essays Following The New Life: On The New Life; The Convito And The Vita Nuova; On The Structure Of The Vita Nuova. Plus Translator's Notes Following The Essays.
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List price: $37.95
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.902

Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante. His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. This brief collection of 31 poems, held together by a narrative sequence, celebrates the virtue and honor of Beatrice, Dante's ideal of beauty and purity. Beatrice was modeled after Bice di Folco Portinari, a beautiful woman Dante had met when he was nine years old and had worshipped from afar in spite of his own arranged marriage to Gemma Donati. Il Vita Nuova has a secure place in literary history: its…