Giacomo Leopardi's Search For a Common Life Through Poetry: A Different Nobility, A Different Love (The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies)

Giacomo Leopardi's Search For a Common Life Through Poetry: A Different Nobility, A Different Love (The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies)

Frank Rosengarten


This ebook strains the lifetime of Giacomo Leopardi via interpreting 4 varied but interrelated points: his social origins and sophistication when it comes to his evolving belief of the Aristocracy; the aggregate of idealism and misogynism in his angle towards girls and in his notion of affection; his poems and prose at the topic of Italian independence; and his philosophical materialism as expressed in his poetry, highbrow diary, and essays. Frank Rosengarten will pay specific realization to the ways that the concept of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche illuminates Leopardi’s global view. He additionally devotes a bit of the ebook to the various own, ethical, and philological parts of Leopardi’s humanism. all through, he keeps a pointy specialize in the connections among Leopardi’s existence and the historic interval during which he lived. The significant subject matters and human matters expressed in Leopardi’s writings relate to his lifestyles stories and to the ancient interval within which he lived. Of crucial curiosity are the Aristocracy and love, due to the fact Leopardi’s conception of those topics developed and adjusted as he obtained a extra normal and common notion of existence. This attention-grabbing mixture of classical and sleek views on existence and literature is highlighted in the course of the book.

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