Writing clandestine sonnets in local dialect for over fifteen years whilst leading a respectably conformist life of letters and bureaucracy, Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli erected a lasting poetical monument to the people of nineteenth-century Rome. Set against the chequered background of the city of the six Ps - Pope, priests, princes, prostitutes, parasites and the poor - Belli's sometimes scandalous sonnets deal with life's elementals: love, death, sex, food, money, family, religion and politics. In his immense oeuvre, ...

Sonnets 2015, Alma Classics, Richmond

ISBN-13: 9781847494641


Sonnets 2007, Oneworld Classics, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9781847490117


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