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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.
More details: The Centre and the Circle: Dante’s Vita nuova
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