Giacomo Leopardi, the Canti: With a Selection of His Prose

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Leopardi's rejection of the Catholicism of his childhood and Enlightenment optimism gives his work a contemporary feel. In J.G. Nichols's translations we grasp the consistent strain of thought in writing, including a biography woven of Leopardi's own words.
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Overview

Leopardi's rejection of the Catholicism of his childhood and Enlightenment optimism gives his work a contemporary feel. In J.G. Nichols's translations we grasp the consistent strain of thought in writing, including a biography woven of Leopardi's own words.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415967297
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Canti
I To Italy 3
II On the Proposed Monument to Dante in Florence 7
III To Angelo Mai on the Occasion of his Discovery of some Books of Cicero's De Re Publica 18
IV For the Wedding of his Sister Paolina 22
V To a Victor in the Games 26
VI Brutus 29
VII To Spring or Of the Ancient Fables 33
VIII Hymn to the Patriarchs or Of the Beginnings of the Human Race 37
IX Sappho's Last Song 41
X First Love 44
XI The Solitary Thrush 51
XII The Infinite 53
XIII The Evening of the Holiday 55
XIV To the Moon 58
XV The Dream 59
XVI The Solitary Life 62
XVII Consalvo 67
XVIII To his Lady 72
XIX To Count Carlo Pepoli 75
XX The Revival 80
XXI To Silvia 86
XXII Remembrances 89
XXIII Night Song of a Wandering Shepherd of Asia 94
XXIV The Calm after the Storm 104
XXV The Village Saturday 106
XXVI The Dominant Thought 108
XXVII Love and Death 113
XXVIII To Himself 118
XXIX Aspasia 119
XXX Upon a Bas-relief on an Ancient Tomb showing a Dead Girl in the Act of Departing and Taking Leave of her Family 123
XXXI On the Likeness of a Beautiful Lady Carved upon her Tomb 128
XXXII Palinode to the Marchese Gino Capponi 130
XXXIII The Setting of the Moon 138
XXXIV The Broom or The Flower of the Desert 141
XXXV Imitation 150
XXXVI Jeu d'Esprit 151
XXXVII Fragment (Hear me, Melissus ...) 153
XXXVIII Fragment (Still walking up and down ...) 155
XXXIX Fragment (The ray of daylight ...) 156
XL Fragment: From the Greek of Semonides 159
XLI Fragment: From the Same 162
Giacomo Leopardi 1798-1837 163
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