The New Life
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ISBN10: 1681370514 ISBN13: 9781681370514 Contributors: Dante Alighieri; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (Introduction); Palmer, Michael (Foreword) Publisher: New York Review of Books Published: Nov 1 2016 Pages: 108 Weight: 0.26lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 4.50" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
The New Life is the masterpiece of Dante's youth, an account of his love for Beatrice, the girl who was to become his lifelong muse, and of her tragic early death. An allegory of the soul's crisis and growth, combining prose and poetry, narrative and meditation, dreams and songs and prayers, The New Life is a work of crystalline beauty and fascinating complexity that has long taken its place as one of the supreme revelations in the literature of love. The New Life is published here in the beautiful translation by the English poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, an inspired poetic re-creation comparable to Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and a classic in its own right.