LA VITA NUOVA (poems of youth).
Middlesex, Penguin Books, 1980. reprint 1969 edition. Paperback, sm8vo, LA VITA NUOVA is a treatise by a poet, written for poets, on the art of poetry. This reinterpretation by BARBARA REYNOLDS allows the reader fresh insights into one of the world's greatest romantic poems. As his love for Beatrice develops, DANTE (1265-1321) learns to surmount the barriers of medieval poetic convention and to write directly from experience. And in the prose commentary he recalls this experience, and describes its transmutation into poetry. This is, in Dr. Reynold's words, 'an invitation to DANTE to enter his study and stand beside him while he runs a finger down the parchment page of his manuscript'. The cover shows a detail from 'The poet crowned by his lady', an illuminated manuscript in the Trivulziana Library, Milan. With introduction, about the translation, note on the structure of the VITA NUOVA, notes on the text, chronology and index of first lines of poems. 123 pag.
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