Vita Nuova (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

Vita Nuova (Oxford World's Classics) By Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (Editor), Mark Musa (Translator) Cover Image

Vita Nuova (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

By Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (Editor), Mark Musa (Translator)


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Vita Nuova (1292-94) is regarded as Dante's most profound creation. The thirty-one poems in this, the first of his major writings, are linked by a lyrical prose narrative celebrating and debating the subject of love. Composed upon Dante's meeting with Beatrice and the "Lord of Love," it is a love story set to the task of confirming the "new life" this meeting inspired. With a critical introduction and explanatory notes, this is a new translation of a supreme work which has been read variously as biography, religious allegory, and a meditation on poetry itself.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details ISBN: 9780199540655
ISBN-10: 0199540659
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 15th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics