Giacomo Leopardi: The Canti

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Psychology Press, Mar 1, 2003 - Literary Collections - 176 pages
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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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Contents

To Italy
3
To Angclo Mai on the Occasion of his Discovery
13
1V For the Wedding ofhis Sister Paolina
22
V11 To Spring or Of the Ancient Fables
33
X11 The Infinite
53
The Solitary Life fiii
62
XVI11 To his Lady
72
XX1 To Silvia
86
XX1II Night Song of a Wandering Shepherd of Asia
94
The Calm after the Storm
104
To Himself
118
XXXI1I The Setting of the Moon
138
JeudEsprit
151
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