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The New Life (La vita nuova)

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Dante Alighieri


One of Dante's earliest works, La vita nuova or La vita nova (The New Life) is in a prosimetrum style, a combination of prose and verse, and…

La Vita Nuova

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Dante Alighieri


In quella parte del libro della mia memoria dinanzi alla quale poco si potrebbe leggere, si trova una rubrica la quale dice Incipit Vita Nov…

The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella

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Michelangelo Buonarroti


Michael Angelo and Campanella represent widely sundered, though almost contemporaneous, moments in the evolution of the Italian genius. Mich…

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

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Giovanni Verga


The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in r…

Appendix A

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. IV

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James Boswell


This is the fourth volume of the Biography of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson's Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, …

First Day, Tale X, Part 4

In The Heptameron of the Tales of Margaret, Queen of Navarre, Volume 2

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Marguerite of Navarre and Marguerite Of Navarre


THE HEPTAMERON, first published posthumously in 1558, is divided into seven complete days containing 10 stories each, and an eighth day cont…

Chapter 8 Part 2

In The Life of Mozart Volume 1

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Otto Jahn


An in depth look into the life of one of the greatest ever composers and musicians. Mozart was truly a gifted individual and this is an inte…