Canti: The Poems of Leopardi

Author(s): Giacomo Leopardi


Covers radical public poems of Leopardi on history and politics; philosophical satires; his great, dark, despairing odes such as "To Silvia"; and, later masterworks such as "The Setting of the Moon", written not long before Leopardi's death.


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Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi (1798 -1837) was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Despite living in a secluded town in the conservative Stato della Chiesa, he engaged deeply and enthusiastically with the foremost thinkers and concepts of the Enlightenment, and created a remarkable and renowned poetic work that secured his place as one of the greatest poets of modern Italy. Jonathan Galassi is a poet, translator and publisher based in New York. His translations include the poems of Eugenio Montale.

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  • : 9780141193878
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : 0.362
  • : November 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2011
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : Giacomo Leopardi