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Jaume Vallcorba

From Springtime to Paradise

Love, from the Troubadours to Dante

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Acantilado

Non fiction

February 2013

104 pages

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Original Title: De la primavera al Paraíso

It is generally agreed that the troubadours—those twelfth- and thirteenth-century Mediterranean poets who composed refined poems in everyday language and set them to music—gave expression to a form of love that was to have enormous consequences in the realms of literature and social mores. In this book, Jaume Vallcorba analyses the substance of their innovation together with some aspects of the forms in which it lingered on Italian soil until the appearance of Dante Alighieri. Addressed to the non-specialist reader, Vallcorba’s book takes into account and explains the contrast between run-of-the mill experience and this special kind of love, shedding light on its nature and specificities.

Praises

«An excellent way to enter the world of troubadour poetry».
El Mundo

«A gem of a work».
La Vanguardia

«A revealing essay».
El País

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Acantilado

Non fiction

February 2013

1 pages

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