Zibaldone: The Notebooks of Leopardi (Penguin Hardback by Giacomo Leopardi PDF

By Giacomo Leopardi

ISBN-10: 0141194405

ISBN-13: 9780141194400

ISBN-10: 0374534640

ISBN-13: 9780374534646

Giacomo Leopardi was once the best Italian poet of the 19th century and used to be famous by means of readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of many towering literary figures in Italian background. To many, he's the best Italian poet after Dante.

Leopardi used to be additionally a prodigious student of classical literature and philosophy, and a voracious reader in different historic and glossy languages. for many of his writing occupation, he stored a tremendous pc, often called the Zibaldone, or "hodgepodge," as Harold Bloom has referred to as it, during which he positioned down his unique, wide-ranging, appreciably glossy responses to his interpreting. His reviews approximately faith, philosophy, language, historical past, anthropology, astronomy, literature, poetry, and love are unheard of of their brilliance and suggestiveness, and the Zibaldone, which was once merely released on the flip of the 20th century, has been well-known as one of many foundational books of recent tradition. Its 4,500-plus pages have by no means been absolutely translated into English previously, while a staff led through of Michael Caesar and Franco D'Intino of the Leopardi Centre in Birmingham have spent years generating a full of life, exact model. This crucial ebook will swap our figuring out of nineteenth-century culture.

Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Italy's first and maximum sleek poet, used to be additionally a critic, thinker and philologist. His huge, immense Zibaldone, or philosophical and significant workstation, which many think about one of many nice books of the nineteenth century, was once released in Penguin Classics in 2013.

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