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Leopardi : selected poems

Author: Giacomo Leopardi; Eamon Grennan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Series: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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), Leopardi: Selected Poems should win for the Italian poet the wider appreciative audience he deserves. Hist themes are mutability, landscape, love; his attitude, one of unflinching realism in the face of unavoidable human loss. But the manners of the poems  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Giacomo Leopardi; Giacomo Leopardi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giacomo Leopardi; Eamon Grennan
ISBN: 0691016437 9780691016436 0691016445 9780691016443
OCLC Number: 35796512
Description: xxii, 93 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to Giacomo Leopardi / John C. Barnes --
Translator's Introduction: "Attempts and Preludes" --
Infinitive --
Sunday Evening --
To the Moon --
Dream --
The Life of Solitude --
Sappho's Last Song --
Chorus of the Dead --
To Silvia --
The Solitary Thrush --
Memories --
The Clam after the Storm --
Saturday in the Village --
Night Song of a Nomadic Shepherd in Asia --
To Himself --
The Setting Moon --
Broom or The Flower of the Desert.
Series Title: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: translated by Eamon Grennan.
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Features translations of poems of Giacomo Leopardi (1798 - 1837) that render into modern English verse - the work of a writer who is regarded as one of the greatest lyric poet in the Italian literary  Read more...

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Winner of the 1998 Poetry in Translation Award, PEN American Center "[Leopardi's] contribution to 19th-century European poetry second only to Baudelaire's ... there's plenty to be grateful for in Read more...

 
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