Dante’s Vita Nuova, New Edition
A Translation and an Essay
Publication Year: 1973
In this new edition Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love.
"... the explication de texte which accompanies [Musa's] translation is instructively novel, always admirable.... This present work offers English readers a lengthy appraisal which should figure in future scholarly discussions." —Choice
Published by: Indiana University Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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...,..,..,..,..,..,.. tf7',..,.. THE Vita Nuova, one of Dante's earliest but also of explaining the occasion for the composition of each certain order, with bridges of prose between them, bridges that the disequilibrium of the lover's spiriti caused by the presence prose. A few critics believe that all of the events of the narra ...
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...as in the one I published fifteen years ago, I have avoided the original in English blank verse. 1\1 y reasons for not submitting Inferno; there I also expressed my ideas about what faithfulness for the translator of prose. I should say that it is less compli to the prose of the Vita nuova the older style seems stilted and ...
The New Life
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...part where there is little to be read, there comes a chapter with the rubric: lncipit vita nova.! It is my intention to copy into this little book the words I find written under that heading-if heaven of light had circled back to almost the same point, when of a degree to the East in her time; that is, she appeared to me ...
An Essay on the Vita Nuova
In my book of memory, in the early part where there is little to be read, there comes a chapter with the rubric: lncipit vita nova.1 It is my intention to copy into this little book the words I find written under that heading-if not all of them, at least the essence of their meaning. ...
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...,..,...,..,...,..,...,..,...,..,... By THE end of Chapter II of the Vita nuova, that is, by the end of the first chapter of the narrative a reference to the number 9 of symbolical significance: he also were inspired to call her Beatrice: " ... la quale fu chiamata da molti Beatrice Ii quali non sapeano che si chiamare"). And with ...
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...the description of Beatrice's first appearance on stage the reader tality, movement, color in the narration of the visions than in that of the events of the real world of the Vita lluova. 12 The the shadowy outlines of the Vita nuova as a whole, this must be fic vision in those three realms, respectively, are described in ...
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...sciousness-pure duality without any specific significance to de bol of the Trinity. And the purity of duality given by the last of course, only a reflection of the potentialities of the young voted to a study of his heart: his inner conflicts and spiritual this development optimistically, and to fix the turning point of ...
Notes on the Essay
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Page Count: 224
Publication Year: 1973
Edition: New Edition