Moral Essays by Giacomo Leopardi
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Moral Essays
By Giacomo Leopardi

The Moral Essays

Operette Morali

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Moral Essays by Giacomo Leopardi

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Newly awakened interest in Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), arguably the greatest Italian poet since the Renaissance, has resulted in this project to translate a major portion of his works. This volume is the first of four which will encompass the great Canti (in bilingual text), selections from the poet's correspondence, a substantial portion of his enormous intellectual journal, the Zibaldone, and the focus of the present volume, the Operette morali. Originally planned as a set of dialogues in the manner of Lucian, the Operette is a compilation of brief, interrelated works on questions of moral philosphy. By means of numerous characters, and by means of a range of styles, Leopardi grapples with a theory of pleasure, the concepts of fame, the infinite, human happiness, the function of poetry, and other topics. In the poet's own opinion, the Operette represented his major philosophical speculation and ranked just below his Canti.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231057073
ISBN-10: 0231057075
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 151mm x 14mm)
Pages: 265
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-1983
Country of Publication: United States

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Giacomo Leopardi: Canti by Giacomo Leopardi Giacomo Leopardi: Canti, Paperback (July 2014)

First published in 1937, this book presents a selection of poems from Leopardi's Canti in the original Italian.

Poems of Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi Poems of Leopardi, Paperback (December 2013)

First published in 1923, this book presents the complete text of Giacomo Leopardi's Canti in the original Italian with facing-page English translation.

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