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Title:Leopardi: Selected Poems
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Giacomo Leopardi, Eamon Grennan
Publisher:Princeton University Press
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Number of Pages:120

Leopardi: Selected Poems by Giacomo Leopardi, Eamon Grennan

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

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