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Canti: The Most Important Book of Modern Italian Poetry by Giacomo Leopardi, J G Nichols

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Canti: The Most Important Book of Modern Italian Poetry by Giacomo Leopardi, J G Nichols (translator)

First published in 1831, and here presented in a dual-language edition with annotations and additional reading material, 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 Enlightenment. His unflinching pessimism and existential resolve, here brilliantly rendered in verse by prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, make him one of the most fascinating and best-loved Italian poets.

Canti: The Most Important Book of Modern Italian Poetry - The Author

Born in Recanati in the Marche region, Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837) became one of Italy’s most important poets and thinkers. He was notable in his writings for his avid thirst for knowledge and his stylistic meticulousness.

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Canti: The Most Important Book of Modern Italian Poetry by Giacomo Leopardi, J G Nichols (translator)

First published in 1831, and here presented in a dual-language edition with annotations and additional reading material, 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 Enlightenment. His unflinching pessimism and existential resolve, here brilliantly rendered in verse by prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, make him one of the most fascinating and best-loved Italian poets.

Canti: The Most Important Book of Modern Italian Poetry - The Author

Born in Recanati in the Marche region, Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837) became one of Italy’s most important poets and thinkers. He was notable in his writings for his avid thirst for knowledge and his stylistic meticulousness.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Poetry
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Alma Classics
Number of pages 352
Dimensions 13.1 x 2.7 x 20.1 cm
ISBN 978-1847494672
Date of Publication February 1, 2017
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Enjoy the best works of Italian literature in a new English translation
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