The New Life / La Vita Nuova

The New Life / La Vita Nuova : A Dual-Language Book

3.86 (4,525 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


An exquisite medley of lyrical verse and poetic prose, La Vita Nuova (The New Life) ranks among the supreme revelations in the literature of love. Its allegorical view of the soul's crisis and growth combines a narrative with meditations, dreams, songs, and prayers.
In this masterpiece of his youth, Dante assembles a selection of his love poems within a prose framework that situates them chronologically and autobiographically. The result is a history of his love for Beatrice, the muse he encountered in childhood who continued to influence him long after her marriage and early death. Upon completing this work in 1294, the future author of The Divine Comedy pledged to write of Beatrice "what has never before been written of any woman."
Instructors and students of Italian, as well as anyone interested in the masterworks of world literature, will appreciate this dual-language edition. It features a new English translation, in addition to an informative introduction and helpful notes.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 161 x 214 x 8mm | 154g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0486453499
  • 9780486453491
  • 318,232

Table of contents

La vita nuova / The New Life
Appendice / Appendix
Alphabetical List of Italian First Lines of Poems
show more

Rating details

4,525 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 33% (1,497)
4 32% (1,443)
3 26% (1,160)
2 8% (348)
1 2% (77)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X