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Newly awakened interest in Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), arguably the greatest Italian poet since the Renaissance, has resulted in this project to translate a major portion of his works. This volume is the first of four which will encompass the great "Canti" (in bilingual text), selections from the poet's correspondence, a substantial portion of his enormous intellectual journal, the "Zibaldone," and the focus of the present volume, the "Operette morali." Originally planned as a set of dialogues in the manner of Lucian, the ...

The Moral Essays 1983, Columbia University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780231057066