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Canti by Giacomo Leopardi: A Dual-Language Book

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Canti by Giacomo Leopardi: A Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

Published for the first time in 1831, and here presented in a dual-language edition with some of his lesser-known unpublished poems, Leopardi's poetical masterpiece is an unsurpassed anatomy of man's unhappiness on earth.

Trapped between an admiration for the classical past and a disappointment in the impoverished present, Leopardi rejected both the easy allure of Catholic faith and the unbridled optimism proposed by science and the Enlightment. In his world view, all that we love and value is illusion, the truth existing deep in our minds and souls as poignant memories, unrequited passion and stoical acceptance of nature's bleak elementals. Leopardi's unflinching pessimism and existential resolve, here brilliantly rendered in verse by prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, make him the most fascinating and best loved of the Italian poets

Canti by Giacomo Leopardi - About the author

(1778-1827) Trapped between an admiration for the classical past and a disappointment in the impoverished present, Giacomo Leopardi rejected both the easy allure of Catholic faith and the unbridled optimism proposed by science and the Enlightment. In his world view, all that we love and value is illusion, the truth existing deep in our minds and souls as poignant memories, unrequited passion and stoical acceptance of nature's bleak elementals.

Canti by Giacomo Leopardi - Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

Translated from the Italian by J.G Nichols (Original Italian text on the left page with the English translation on the facing page).

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Product Description

Canti by Giacomo Leopardi: A Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

Published for the first time in 1831, and here presented in a dual-language edition with some of his lesser-known unpublished poems, Leopardi's poetical masterpiece is an unsurpassed anatomy of man's unhappiness on earth.

Trapped between an admiration for the classical past and a disappointment in the impoverished present, Leopardi rejected both the easy allure of Catholic faith and the unbridled optimism proposed by science and the Enlightment. In his world view, all that we love and value is illusion, the truth existing deep in our minds and souls as poignant memories, unrequited passion and stoical acceptance of nature's bleak elementals. Leopardi's unflinching pessimism and existential resolve, here brilliantly rendered in verse by prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, make him the most fascinating and best loved of the Italian poets

Canti by Giacomo Leopardi - About the author

(1778-1827) Trapped between an admiration for the classical past and a disappointment in the impoverished present, Giacomo Leopardi rejected both the easy allure of Catholic faith and the unbridled optimism proposed by science and the Enlightment. In his world view, all that we love and value is illusion, the truth existing deep in our minds and souls as poignant memories, unrequited passion and stoical acceptance of nature's bleak elementals.

Canti by Giacomo Leopardi - Dual-Language (Parallel Text) Book

Translated from the Italian by J.G Nichols (Original Italian text on the left page with the English translation on the facing page).

CONTINUE READING
Additional Information
Book Genre Fiction, Poetry
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Alma Classics
Number of pages 178
ISBN 9781847490162
Date of Publication 2010
Language Italian
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Dual-language (Parallel texts) books enable you to read through the text and instantly check on any words or phrases that you might not have quite understood. These books are a great tool for language learners!
  • Poems are good for short, concerted bursts of learning
  • Full translation in English on the facing page
  • Read some great works of literature while also learning a language
  • Ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners of Italian
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