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Alighieri Dante
La Vita Nuova (The New Life)





I. Introduction
II. The first meeting with Beatrice
III. Years later she greets him
IV. The effects of Love on him
V. The screen lady
VI. He composes the serventese of the sixty ladies
VII. The screen lady’s departure
VIII. Dante’s poem on the death of Beatrice’s companion
IX. Dante’s journey: the new screen lady
X. Beatrice refuses to greet him
XI. The effects on him of her greeting
XII. He dreams of the young man dressed in white
XIII. The war of conflicting thoughts
XIV. Dante faints at the marriage scene
XV. The reason why he continues to try and see her
XVI. His state on being in love
XVII He ceases to address her in verse
XVIII. He takes praise of Beatrice as his new theme
XIX. He writes a first canzone in praise of Beatrice
XX. He is requested to say what Love is
XXI. How Beatrice wakens Love
XXII. The death of Beatrice’s father
XXIII. Dante’s vision of Beatrice’s death
XXIV. His sonetto to Guido Cavalcanti
XXV. His justification of his personification of Love
XXVI. His further praise of Beatrice
XXVII. Her effect on Dante
XXVIII. What he will say concerning the death of Beatrice
XXIX. The number nine
XXX. His letter to the Rulers
XXXI. His canzone mourning Beatrice
XXXII. His poem for one of Beatrice’s brothers
XXXIII. He also writes two stanzas of a canzone for him
XXXIV. A year later Dante draws the figures of Angels
XXXV. The lady at the window
XXXVI. His further poem to the lady at the window.
XXXVII. He is concerned at his own behaviour
XXXVIII. The struggle of the heart and the soul
XXXIX. His vision of Beatrice in glory
XL. His poem addressing the pilgrims travelling to Rome
XLI. His poem for the two gentle ladies
XLII. The final vision
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