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A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century

Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of the towering literary figures in Italian history. To many, he is the finest Italian poet after Dante. (Jonathan Galassis translation of Leopardis Canti was published by FSG in 2010.)

     He was also a prodigious scholar of classical literature and philosophy, and a voracious reader in numerous ancient and modern languages. For most of his writing career, he kept an immense notebook, known as the Zibaldone, or “hodge-podge,” as Harold Bloom has called it, in which Leopardi put down his original, wide-ranging, radically modern responses to his reading. His comments about religion, philosophy, language, history, anthropology, astronomy, literature, poetry, and love are unprecedented in their brilliance and suggestiveness, and the Zibaldone, which was only published at the turn of the twentieth century, has been recognized as one of the foundational books of modern culture. Its 4,500-plus pages have never been fully translated into English until now, when a team under the auspices of Michael Caesar and Franco DIntino of the Leopardi Centre in Birmingham, England, have spent years producing a lively, accurate version. This essential book will change our understanding of nineteenth-century culture. This is an extraordinary, epochal publication.

 

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Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) was born in Recanati, Italy. He was a poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374296827
Author:
Leopardi, Giacomo
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
D'Intino, Franco
Author:
Caesar, Michael
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Notes/List of Sources/Bibliography/Index
Pages:
2304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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