The New Life by Dante Alighieri

"The New Life" is a prose work that combines both poetry and an autobiographical narrative to explore the themes of love and spiritual longing. The text recounts the author's intense love for a woman named Beatrice, whom he first sees at a young age and becomes enamored with, despite their minimal interaction. Her sudden death plunges him into a state of grief and prompts a profound journey of philosophical and theological inquiry. The work is a meditation on the nature of love, its connection to the divine, and the transformative power it holds. Through a series of poems and reflective prose passages, the author examines the impact of this idealized and unattainable love on his life and work, ultimately finding a new understanding of the relationship between earthly passion and eternal life.

The 7195th greatest book of all time


Published
1295
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
42,000
Original Language
Italian

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