Vita Nuova Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Ahern, John. "The New Life of the Book: The Implied Reader of the Vita Nuova." Dante Studies 110 (1992): 1-16.

Argues that the Vita Nuova addresses a variety of distinct audiences.

Bloom, Harold. "Introduction." In Dante: Modern Critical Views, edited by Harold Bloom, pp. 1-9. New York: Chelsea House, 1986.

Suggests that Beatrice is a difficult character for the modem reader to accept because she is charged with such a high degree of symbolic meaning.

Durling, Robert M. and Ronald L. Martinez. "Early Experiments: Vita Nuova 19." In Time and the Crystal: Studies in Dante's "Rime Petrose," pp. 53-70. Berkeley:...

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