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A sparkling new translation that gives new life in English to Dante's Vita Nuova, his transcendent love poems and influential statement on the art and power of poetry, and the most widely read of his works after the Inferno A Penguin Classic Dante was only nine years old when he first met young Beatrice in Florence. Loving her for the rest of his life with a devotion undiminished by even her untimely death, he would dedicate himself to transfiguring her, through poetry, into something far more than a muse-she would become the very proof of love as transcendent spiritual power, and the…mehr

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A sparkling new translation that gives new life in English to Dante's Vita Nuova, his transcendent love poems and influential statement on the art and power of poetry, and the most widely read of his works after the Inferno A Penguin Classic Dante was only nine years old when he first met young Beatrice in Florence. Loving her for the rest of his life with a devotion undiminished by even her untimely death, he would dedicate himself to transfiguring her, through poetry, into something far more than a muse-she would become the very proof of love as transcendent spiritual power, and the adoration of her a radiant path into a "new life." Censored by the Church, written in the Tuscan vernacular rather than Latin, exploding the courtly love tradition of the medieval troubadours, and employing an unprecedented hybrid form to link the thirty-one poems with prose commentary, Vita Nuova, first published in 1294, represents both an innovation in the literature of love and the work of Dante's that brings one of the world's greatest poets into clearest view. This limpid new translation, based on the latest, authoritative Italian edition and featuring the Italian on facing pages, captures the ineffable quality that has inspired the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Baudelaire, T. S. Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Penn Warren, and Louise Glück, and sustains the long afterlife of a work that is itself a key to the ultimate poetic journey into the afterlife, The Divine Comedy.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: PENGUIN GROUP
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. März 2022
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 197mm x 129mm x 11mm
  • Gewicht: 154g
  • ISBN-13: 9780143106203
  • ISBN-10: 0143106201
  • Artikelnr.: 54146570
Autorenporträt
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italy's greatest poet, was born in Florence and belonged to a noble but impoverished family. His life was divided between political duties and poetry, the most of famous of which was inspired by his meeting with Bice Portinari, whom he called Beatrice, including the Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. Virginia Jewiss (translator/introducer) is a Dante scholar and a translator with a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Yale. A lecturer at Yale and the director of the Yale Humanities in Rome program, she has translated works by Luigi Pirandello, Roberto Saviano, and Melania Mazzucco. She lives in Rome and Washington, DC.