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A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century
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 2010.)
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 4,500-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.
About the Author: Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837) was born in Recanati, Italy. He was a poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. This is a heavy book and would require extra shipping for overseas orders. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1496770535668
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. STiff crisp unmarked book in crisp dust jacket with just slightest shelfwear. ; 9.40 X 6.70 X 2.40 inches; 2592 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 44050
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0374296820-2-4