The Centre and the Circle:  Dante’s Vita nuova  (29.1.2014)


Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU

The Vita nuova is a journey to the centre of Dante’s own emotional life.

In his first book, Dante tries to come to terms with his experience of love – the fulminating first encounter with Beatrice when he was nine years old and she eight; their second meeting nine years later, when both were on the threshold of marriage; and the fateful denial of her greeting when word had reached Beatrice’s ears that Dante was addressing poems and compliments to another lady.

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