The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi 1817-1837

Edited by Prue Shaw

Italian Perspectives 1

Legenda

30 September 1998  •  296pp

ISBN: 978-0-901286-97-0 (paperback, forthcoming)

EnlightenmentItalianLettersPoetry


Giacomo Leopardi, Italy's great poet of the Romantic age, is the author of some of the most beautiful and best-loved poems in the Italian language and some of the most remarkable letters in European literature. The interest of the letters is both biographical and literary: they document the background the difficult personal circumstances, the intense and troubled family relationships, the contacts and friendships with other writers against which a haunting and compelling poetic voice came to maturity. The letters, not previously available in English except fragmentarily, are here offered in a new translation undertaken to celebrate the poet's birth in 1798.

Bibliography entry:

Shaw, Prue (ed.), The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi 1817-1837, Italian Perspectives, 1 (Cambridge: Legenda, 1998)

First footnote reference: 35 The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi 1817-1837, ed. by Prue Shaw, Italian Perspectives, 1 (Cambridge: Legenda, 1998), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Shaw, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Shaw, Prue (ed.). 1998. The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi 1817-1837, Italian Perspectives, 1 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Shaw 1998: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Shaw 1998: 21.

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