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Operette Morali: Essays and Dialogues (Biblioteca Italiana)

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
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Operette Morali are a work of the 19th century poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, second book out of a planned sextalogy, banned before the third book was released because of its pessimistic worldwiews, conflicting with the ideas of Enlightenment.

The essays touch man's existence, and not always in a pleasant light.
Rationality as Enlightenment's cornerstone is heavily frowned upon, as it only brought man farther away from his natural state: the best philosophy can tell man only that it itsel
Giacomo Leopardi, 1798-1837, a little-known Italian philosopher but world-renowned poet, composed most of this collection of prose between 1823 and 1828. The resulting magnum opus, Operette morali ("Small Moral Works"), ties together 24 dialogues and fictional essays. Its translation, plus the biographical sketch on Leopardi that precedes it, are both by Charles Edwardes, a stiff English chap writing in 1882. Stilted sometimes, even mean-spirited, but such a departure for all involved.

The actual
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Nelle parole di Tristano c'è molto di ognuno di noi.

So che, malato o sano, calpesto la vigliaccheria degli uomini, rifiuto ogni consolazione e ogn'inganno puerile, ed ho il coraggio di sostenere la privazione di ogni speranza, mirare intrepidamente il deserto della vita, non dissimularmi nessuna parte dell'infelicità umana, ed accettare tutte le conseguenze di una filosofia dolorosa, ma vera.

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Aug 07, 2007 Valentina giura rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Una lucida analisi sulla condizione umana
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Italian scholar, poet, and philosopher, one of the great writers of the 19th century. Leopardi was a contemporary of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, with whom he shared a similar pessimistic view of life. Leopardi's love problems inspired some of his saddest lyrics. In his late years, when he lived on the slopes of Vesuvius, Leopardi meditated upon the possibility of the total destruct ...more
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“Quella vita ch'è una cosa bella, non è la vita che si conosce, ma quella che non si conosce; non la vita passata, ma la futura. Coll'anno nuovo, il caso incomincerà a trattar bene voi e me e tutti gli altri, e si principierà la vita felice. Non è vero?” 30 likes
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