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Ugo Foscolo

Ugo Foscolo was a truly international literary figure, drawing inspiration from many lands. He translated Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey, produced a prose masterpiece in his Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis and wrote a poetic masterpiece, On Sepulchres (1807), which celebrates the great figures of Italy's past. Of the height of poetic inspiration in this last work, Giosue Carducci would later say that there is a "fusing together in a single sublime choral harmony the accents of sermon and...See more