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Read online Leopardi: Selected Poems.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Leopardi: Selected Poems These translations of the major poems of Giacomo Leopardi render into modern English verse the work of a writer who is widely regarded as the greatest lyric poet in the Italian literary tradition In spite of this reputation and in spite of a number of nineteenth and twentieth century translations Leopardi s poems have never come over into English in such a way as to guarantee their author a recognition comparable to that of other great European Romantic poets .

By catching something of Leopardi s cadences and tonality in a version that still reads as idiomatic modern English with an occasional Irish or American accent i Leopardi Selected Poems i should win for the Italian poet the wider appreciative audience he deserves His themes are mutability landscape love his attitude one of unflinching realism in the face of unavoidable human loss But the manners of the poems are a unique amalgam of philosophical toughness and the lyrically bittersweet In a way more pure and distilled than most others in the Western tradition these poems are truly what Matthew Arnold asked all poetry to be a criticism of life The translator s aim is to convey something of the profundity and something of the sheer poetic achievement of Leopardi s inestimable i Canti i by Giacomo Leopardi, Eamon Grennan

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Leopardi: Selected Poems
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A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century br br Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of the towering literary figures in Italian history To many he is the finest Italian poet after Dante Jonathan Galassi s translation of Leopardi s Canti was published by FSG in br br He was also a prodigious scholar of classical literature and philosophy and a voracious reader in numerous ancient and modern languages For most of his writing career he kept an immense notebook known as the Zibaldone or hodge podge as Harold Bloom has called it in which Leopardi put down his original wide ranging radically modern responses to his reading His comments about religion philosophy language history anthropology astronomy literature poetry and love are unprecedented in their brilliance and suggestiveness and the Zibaldone which was only published at the turn of the twentieth century has been recognized as one of the foundational books of modern culture Its plus pages have never been fully translated into English until now when a team under the auspices of Michael Caesar and Franco D Intino of the Leopardi Centre in Birmingham England have spent years producing a lively accurate version This essential book will change our understanding of nineteenth century culture This is an extraordinary epochal publication, La pi completa raccolta delle opere leopardiane qui disponibile in una edizione curata e annotata da Lucio Felici per la sezione poetica e da Emanuele Trevi per quella della prosa Un autentico monumento letterario che comprende una vastissima e varia produzione i Canti le Operette morali i Pensieri ma anche i Paralipomeni le Poesie varie i Versi e prose puerili le Traduzioni poetiche e i Volgarizzamenti in prosa le Dissertazioni filosofiche i Saggi e Discorsi gli Scritti e frammenti autobiografici i Disegni letterari l Epistolario Poi lo Zibaldone specchio di una straordinaria esperienza umana e intellettuale chiave di lettura insostituibile di tutta l opera leopardiana in cui convergono tra l estate del e l inverno del sondaggi introspettivi capitoli di diario meditazioni filosofiche di folgorante genialit frammenti di compiuta poesia riflessioni sociali e politiche note filologiche e linguistiche analisi di testi antichi e moderni Le opere contenute in questa raccolta dimostrano come Leopardi sia dopo Dante l unico grande autore nella storia della letteratura italiana a riunire in s la fantasia vertiginosa del poeta e la profondit speculativa del filosofo, These translations of the major poems of Giacomo Leopardi render into modern English verse the work of a writer who is widely regarded as the greatest lyric poet in the Italian literary tradition In spite of this reputation and in spite of a number of nineteenth and twentieth century translations Leopardi s poems have never come over into English in such a way as to guarantee their author a recognition comparable to that of other great European Romantic poets br br br By catching something of Leopardi s cadences and tonality in a version that still reads as idiomatic modern English with an occasional Irish or American accent i Leopardi Selected Poems i should win for the Italian poet the wider appreciative audience he deserves His themes are mutability landscape love his attitude one of unflinching realism in the face of unavoidable human loss But the manners of the poems are a unique amalgam of philosophical toughness and the lyrically bittersweet In a way more pure and distilled than most others in the Western tradition these poems are truly what Matthew Arnold asked all poetry to be a criticism of life The translator s aim is to convey something of the profundity and something of the sheer poetic achievement of Leopardi s inestimable i Canti i, Un breve incontro una passione che memoria e immagine e il lungo solco che lascia dietro di s nell inesorabile autoanalisi di un ventenne che sarebbe diventato uno dei pi grandi poeti italiani