Jerome Mazzaro examines Dante's Vita Nuova as an artistic correlative to what Dante conceived as an image of himself. Specifically, he explores the structure of the work in relation to medieval views of memory, self, music, form, and interpretation, and against the facts of Dante's life and culture as we have come to know them.
Originally published in 1981.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- CONTENTS, pg. vii
- Preface, pg. ix
- CHAPTER ONE: The Vita Nuova and the ”New” Poet, pg. 1
- CHAPTER TWO: The Vita Nuova and the Literature of Self, pg. 27
- CHAPTER THREE: The Architecture of the Vita Nuova, pg. 51
- CHAPTER FOUR: The Prose of the Vita Nuova, pg. 71
- CHAPTER FIVE: The ”Dante” of the Vita Nuova, pg. 95
- CHAPTER SIX: The Vita Nuova and Subsequent Poetic Autobiography, pg. 117
- Bibliography, pg. 139
- Index, pg. 147