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La Vita Nuova - Student's Companion

La Vita Nuova - Student's Companion

by Robert W. Watson
Publisher: Smarr Publishers
©2006, Item: 21878
Consumable Workbook, 17 pages
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La Vita Nuova is one of Dante's earliest works. As a young poet, Dante was influenced by the Provençal poets from France and experimented with the Italian vernacular poetry. This book reflects Dante's style that emphasizes feeling, which is genuine, not contrived, and substantial ideas, not pure emotion. Beatrice, which means "giver of blessings," had become the ideal woman to Dante, and this work is an autobiography of his journey towards spirituality, often reading like an allegory. This work is much more than a mere story centered on the medieval theme of the worship of women, a tradition from the code of chivalry. La Vita Nuova is a philosophical and moral work as well.

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