La Vita Nuova

Poems of Youth

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140449477

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 75

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La Vita Nuova marked a turning point in European literature, introducing personal experience into the strict formalism of medieval love poetry. The sequence of poems tells the story of Dante's passion for Beatrice, the beautiful sister of one of his closest friends, transformed through his writing into a symbol of love that was both spiritual and romantic. From unrequited passion to the profound grief he experiences at the loss of his love, this work intersperses exquisite verse with Dante's own commentary on the structure and origins of each poem, offering a unique insight into the poet's art and skill. Barbara Reynolds's translation, acclaimed for its lucidity and faithfulness to the original, is now enhanced with a new introduction and other material.

Dante in English

A Terza Rima Translation and Critique of Terza Rima Translations of the Inferno of Dante (cantos I-VII)

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 69

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Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320774

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins created verse that combined material sensuousness with asceticism. This anthology features all of his mature work, including the well-known elegy, "The Wreck of the Deutschland."

The Concept of Woman

The Early Humanist Reformation, 1250-1500, Part 1

Author: Prudence Allen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802833464

Category: History

Page: 560

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This seminal work is the second volume of a widely praised study of the concept of woman in the history of Western philosophy. Sister Prudence Allen explores claims about sex and gender identity in the works of over fifty philosophers (both men and women) in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. Touching on the thought of every philosopher who considered sex or gender identity between A.D. 1250 and 1500, The Concept of Woman provides the analytical categories necessary for situating contemporary discussion of women in relation to men. Adding to the accessibility of this fine discussion are informative illustrations, helpful summary charts, and extracts of original source material (some not previously available in English). Encyclopedic in coverage yet clearly organized and well written, The Concept of Woman will be an invaluable resource for readers interested in a wide range of disciplines.

A Sourcebook about Mary

Author: J. Robert Baker,Barbara Budde

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781568543857

Category: Religion

Page: 147

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This newest addition to LTP's Sourcebook series of anthologies honors Mary of Nazareth, mother of Jesus, mother of God and mother of the church. Like the other volumes in the series, A Sourcebook about Mary gathers hymns, poetry, scripture and prayers, arranging them according to the eight phrases of the Ave Maria, or Hail Mary, one the most beloved of Catholic prayers. These phrases are then answered by a section from the Magnificat, Mary's extravagant affirmation of God's enduring love and constant care for the poor. Acclamations from the Litany of Loretto, and extended praise of Mary as model and disciple, grace each section. A Sourcebook about Mary is a marvelous addition to any spiritual library, and it makes a wonderful gift for anyone with a special love for Mary: mother, woman, advocate and protector. It can be used for private prayer and devotional reading, as well as for homily and liturgy preparation during Advent and Christmas, and on feasts of Mary. Parents and grandparents, womenand men, priests and other ministers, young and old, will all find in this collection a treasury of praise for the first and model disciple.

Dante for the New Millennium

Author: Teodolinda Barolini,Wayne Storey

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823222728

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

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The twenty-five original essays in this remarkable book constitute both a state of the art survey of Dante scholarship and a manifesto for new understandings of one of the world's great poets. The fruit of an historic conference called by the Dante Society of America, the essays confront a range of important questions. What theories, methods, and issues are unique to Dante scholarship? How are they changing? What is the essence of the distinctive American Dante tradition? Why-and how-do we read Dante in today's global, postmodern culture? From John Ahern on the first copies of the Commedia to Peter Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff on Dante after modernism, the essays shed brilliant new light on Dante's texts, his world, and what we make of his legacy. The contributors: John Ahern, H. Wayne Storey, Guglielmo Gorni, Teodolinda Barolini, Gary P. Cestaro, Lino Pertile, F. Regina Psaki, Steven Botterill, Giuseppe Mazzotta, Alison Cornish, Robert M. Durling, Manuele Gragnolati, Giuliana Carugati, Susan Noakes, Zygmunt Baranski, Christopher Kleinhenz, Ronald L. Martinez, Ronald Herzman, Amilcare Iannucci, Albert Russell Ascoli, Michelangelo Picone, Jessica Levenstein, David Wallace, Piero Boitani, Peter Hawkins, and Rachel Jacoff.

Poems and Letters

Selections, with the 1550 Vasari Life

Author: Michelangelo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966750

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is universally celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, yet iconic Renaissance creator was also a prolific and gifted poet. The verses collected here are primarily devoted to love and religion. Intense and passionate, the love poems focus on two figures: Tommaso de Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna; with the sonnets and madrigals dedicated to de Cavalieri revealing a highly charged, homoerotic fervour - previously obscured in the original versions. Michelangelo's later religious poetry moves away from his earlier wordly concerns, while his letters provide a fasicnating insight into his fanily relations and day-to-day life as a working artist. The result is a revealing picture of one of the towering figures of the Renaissance.

Dante's Lyric Poetry

Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova'

Author: Teodolinda Barolini

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442626194

Category: History

Page: 335

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The first comprehensive English translation and commentary on Dante's early verse to be published in almost fifty years, Dante's Lyric Poetry includes all the poems written by the young Dante Aligheri between c. 1283 and c. 1292. Essays by Teodolinda Barolini guide the reader through the new verse translations by Richard Lansing, illuminating Dante's transformation from a young courtly poet into the writer of the vast and visionary Commedia. Barolini's commentary exposes Dante's lyric poems as early articulations of many of the ideas in the Commedia, including the philosophy and psychology of desire and its role as motor of all human activity, the quest for vision and transcendence, the frustrating search for justice on earth, and the transgression of boundaries in society and poetry. A wide-ranging and intelligent examination of one of the most important poets in the Western tradition, this book will be of interest to scholars and poetry-lovers alike.

Selections from the 'Carmina Burana'

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960809

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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This is a selection from the 13the century collection of secular latin poems. Some are serious (eg Crusade poems) but the majority are light, including many love poems. A number of items from the Carmina are well known as text for Carl Orff's 'Scenic Cantata'.

The Glance

Songs of Soul-Meeting

Author: Jalaloddin Rumi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127805

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate. Coleman Barks's new translations of these powerful and complex poems capture Rumi's range from the ethereal to the everyday. They reveal the unique place of human desire, love, and ecstasy, where there exists not just the union of two souls, but the crux of the universe. Here is a new kind of love lyric for our time-one of longing, connection, and wholeness.

Dante in Love

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 142996930X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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For William Butler Yeats, Dante Alighieri was "the chief imagination of Christendom." For T. S. Eliot, he was of supreme importance, both as poet and philosopher. Coleridge championed his introduction to an English readership. Tennyson based his poem "Ulysses" on lines from the Inferno. Byron chastised an "Ungrateful Florence" for exiling Dante. The Divine Comedy resonates across five hundred years of our literary canon. In Dante in Love, A. N. Wilson presents a glittering study of an artist and his world, arguing that without an understanding of medieval Florence, it is impossible to grasp the meaning of Dante's great poem. He explains how the Italian states were at that time locked into violent feuds, mirrored in the ferocious competition between the Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy. He shows how Dante's preoccupations with classical mythology, numerology, and the great Christian philosophers inform every line of the Comedy. Dante in Love also explores the enigma of the man who never wrote about the mother of his children, yet immortalized the mysterious Beatrice whom he barely knew. With a biographer's eye for detail and a novelist's comprehension of the creative process, A. N. Wilson paints a masterful portrait of Dante Alighieri and unlocks one of the seminal works of literature for a new generation of readers.

Book of Hours

Poems

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0375711880

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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An award-winning poet presents a searing collection of emotional poems that acknowledges life's passages, including the tragic death of his father and the birth of his son.

Poems and letters

selections, with the 1550 Vasari Life

Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti,Anthony Robert Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 237

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is universally celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, yet iconic Renaissance creator was also a prolific and gifted poet. The verses collected here are primarily devoted to love and religion. Intense and passionate, the love poems focus on two figures: Tommaso de Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna; with the sonnets and madrigals dedicated to de Cavalieri revealing a highly charged, homoerotic fervour - previously obscured in the original versions. Michelangelo's later religious poetry moves away from his earlier wordly concerns, while his letters provide a fasicnating insight into his fanily relations and day-to-day life as a working artist. The result is a revealing picture of one of the towering figures of the Renaissance.

Selected Poems and Letters

Author: Arthur Rimbaud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932341

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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A phenomenonally precicious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a teenager when he became notorious as Europe's most shocking and exhilarating poet. During his brief 5-year reign as the enfant terrible of French literature he produced an extraordinary body of poems that range from the exquisite to the obsene, while simultaneously living a life of dissolute excess with his lover and fellow poet, Verlaine. At the age of 21, he abandonned poetry and travelled across Europe before settling in Africa as an arms trader. This edition sets the two sides of Rimbaud side by side with a sparkling translation of his most exhilarating poetry and a generous selection of the letters from the harsh and colourful period of his life as a colonial trader.

The Portable Dante

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437544

Category: Fiction

Page: 654

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Includes "The Divine Comedy," "The New Life," and other selected poems, prose, and letters accompanied by biographical and introductory sections.

Collected Poems

Author: Donald Justice

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307517888

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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This celebratory volume gives us the entire career of Donald Justice between two covers, including a rich handful of poems written since New and Selected Poems was published in 1995. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Justice has been hailed by his contemporary Anthony Hecht as “the supreme heir of Wallace Stevens.” In poems that embrace the past, its terrors and reconciliations, Justice has become our poet of living memory. The classic American melancholy in his titles calls forth the tenor of our collective passages: “Bus Stop,” “Men at Forty,” “Dance Lessons of the Thirties,” “The Small White Churches of the Small White Towns.” This master of classical form has found in the American scene, and in the American tongue, all those virtues of our literature and landscape sought by Emerson and Henry James. For half a century he has endeavored, with painterly vividness and plainspoken elegance, to make those local views part of the literary heritage from which he has so often taken solace, and inspiration. School Letting Out (Fourth or Fifth Grade) The afternoons of going home from school Past the young fruit trees and the winter flowers. The schoolyard cries fading behind you then, And small boys running to catch up, as though It were an honor somehow to be near— All is forgiven now, even the dogs, Who, straining at their tethers, used to bark, Not from anger but some secret joy. From the Hardcover edition.

Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation

Author: Robin Healey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442658479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1184

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Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation provides the most complete record possible of texts from the early periods that have been translated into English, and published between 1929 and 2008. It lists works from all genres and subjects, and includes translations wherever they have appeared across the globe. In this annotated bibliography, Robin Healey covers over 5,200 distinct editions of pre-1900 Italian writings. Most entries are accompanied by useful notes providing information on authors, works, translators, and how the translations were received. Among the works by over 1,500 authors represented in this volume are hundreds of editions by Italy's most translated authors – Dante Alighieri, Machiavelli, and Boccaccio – and other hundreds which represent the author's only English translation. A significant number of entries describe works originally published in Latin. Together with Healey's Twentieth-Century Italian Literature in English Translation, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature.