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Biography > A study in solitude: the life of Leopardi - Poet, Romantic and Radical

Biography A study in solitude: the life of Leopardi - Poet, Romantic and Radical

  • By Iris Origo
  • Price: £12.99
  • ISBN: 9781782272687
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 01/10/2021 if you order today
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Giacomo Leopardi is widely considered the greatest Italian poet since Dante. Writer, philosopher, essayist and philologist, he was one of the most radical and challenging thinkers of the 19th century. An engaging, highly readable biographer, Origo brings us Leopardi the poet, but also Leopardi the nineteeth-century romantic par excellence - a precocious genius who had written tragedies, poetry, and philosophical treatises by the age of sixteen and who later suffered debilitating illness (he called himself "a walking sepulchre"). Iris Origo's masterful biography is an incisive psychological portrait of the melancholy, semi-cloistered, hunchback poet whose genius, pain, and frustrated hopes found their outlet in poetry admired for its brilliance, intensity and seemingly effortless musicality.

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Series Biography Title A study in solitude: the life of Leopardi - Poet, Romantic and Radical
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date June 2017 Authors Iris Origo
Binding Other Pages 416
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 381
ESB Code 104000 ISBN 9781782272687
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 01/10/2021 if you order today
  Price £12.99

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