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Leopardi: A Study in Solitude

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Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) is widely considered the greatest Italian poet since Dante, He was a scholar and philosopher whose out standing scholarly and philosophical works and superb poetry place him in the pantheon of great nineteenth-century writers.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Helen Marx Books / Books & Co (first published October 1999)
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Louise
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I've been reading about marketing in the digital age and brain research, so it was time to step back into the early 19th century... and a step back in time this is! As I read this book, I wondered how probable such a life would be today.

Giacomo Leopari was born in 1798 to noble family of Recanati, a small town in the Papal States. His every motion was monitored by an overly pious mother who felt it her duty to wring any ounce of gaiety from her children. He was so sheltered that he knew no other
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Denis
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Iris Origo’s Leopardi is a masterwork. Besides offering an illuminating portrait of one of the world’s great poets, it is a delight to read: the author proves herself to be a wonderfully talented wordsmith. Her book is a thorough, in-depth, exhaustive (yet never exhausting) biography of Italy’s most famous poet of the XIX century. It is also an exquisitely written work of literature that opens many doors: it is an erudite but accessible study of Leopardi’s poetry, a sprawling account of his life ...more
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