Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thanks. I'm looking forward to it. Last year, I cleaned out some cupboards. (And glad I did.) This year I'm going for the gold.

Vita Nuova is Dante's account of how Beatrice became his poetry muse. Much of what we know about his relationship with her comes from this short work. It predates the Divine Comedy. I had trouble with the Divine Comedy, largely because my own sense of what constitutes righteousness ain't medieval. But this one I think will be up my literary alley.

I can handle Shakespeare with footnotes, especially since I've seen a great many of the plays, including this one (twice--once staged and once filmed). I refuse to read him in translation.


Siri Kirpal