Giacomo Leopardi





Giacomo Leopardi


Born
in Recanati, Italy
June 29, 1798

Died
June 14, 1837

Genre

Influences


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 destruction of humankind.

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Operette Morali: Essays and...

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Leopardi: Selected Poems

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Thoughts

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3.87 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 1830 — 34 editions
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Zibaldone

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Dialogue Between Fashion an...

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I Canti e le Operette morali

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Poesie e prose

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Tutte le poesie, tutte le p...

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Memorie del primo amore

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More books by Giacomo Leopardi…
“The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one's own knowledge is not to overstep them.”
Giacomo Leopardi

“Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.”
Giacomo Leopardi

“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?”
Giacomo Leopardi, Operette morali

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