Digital Library Federation, December 2002. Il Vita Nuova has a secure place in literary history: its vernacular language and mix of poetry with prose were new; and it serves as an introduction to Dante's masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, in which Beatrice figures prominently. In addition to his writing, Dante was active in politics. Dante is given a guided tour of hell and purgatory by Virgil, the pagan Roman poet whom Dante greatly admired and imitated, and of heaven by Beatrice. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1995. Italian poetry Bookseller: , Ireland. Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility.
Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. . Series Title: Other Titles: Inferno. In 1302, after two years as a priore, or governor of Florence, he was exiled because of his support for the white guelfi, a moderate political party of which he was a member. He has translated Dante s Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova and is the author of Advent at the Gates: Dante s Comedy.
This brief collection of 31 poems, held together by a narrative sequence, celebrates the virtue and honor of Beatrice, Dante's ideal of beauty and purity. Mark Musa is Professor of Italian Emeritus at Indiana University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Very good copy in the orginal title-blocked cloth. The Divine Comedy is Dante's vision of the afterlife, broken into a trilogy of the Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. The E-mail message field is required.
The Divine Comedy has been influential from Dante's day into modern times. The Purgatory reveals how souls who are not irreversibly sinful learn to be good through a spiritual purification. His first major work was Il Vita Nuova, The New Life. And The Paradise depicts further development of the just as they approach God. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321. Born Dante Alighieri in the spring of 1265 in Florence, Italy, he was known familiarly as Dante.
Notes; Includes bibliographical references and index. Welle -- Selected Bibliography: Inferno. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Responsibility: translated and edited by Mark Musa. After extensive travels, he stayed in Ravenna in 1319, completing The Divine Comedy there, until his death in 1321. Contents: The Inferno -- Critical Essays.
The Inferno shows the souls who have been condemned to eternal torment, and included here are not only mythical and historical evil-doers, but Dante's enemies. Beatrice was modeled after Bice di Folco Portinari, a beautiful woman Dante had met when he was nine years old and had worshipped from afar in spite of his own arranged marriage to Gemma Donati. The poem has endured not just because of its beauty and significance, but also because of its richness and piety as well as its occasionally humorous and vulgar treatment of the afterlife. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Details: Master and use copy.
His family was noble, but not wealthy, and Dante received the education accorded to gentlemen, studying poetry, philosophy, and theology. . . . . . .
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