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Pessimism

Dear Princess ‘Ishka,

Giacomo Leopardi was an Italian poet, philosopher and exceptional philologist, who lived the scientific revolutions of the early 19th century and ventured into the dark side of naturalist philosophy. 732 more words

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"...alas, what is this thing called death?"

Nothing but ruins now left

Where this sweet flower takes root

And, it seems, takes pity

On the suffering of others, filling

The air with fragrance, a touch… 11 more words

Miscellaneous

Il “Sabato del Villaggio” e il Natale

Fin dalle scuole elementari studio la poesia, e una delle più belle mai studiate è senza dubbio “Il Sabato del villaggio” di Giacomo Leopardi.

Come molti dei miei colleghi, dalle elementari fino all’ultimo anno di Liceo Classico, ho sempre capito pienamente il messaggio di questo splendido componimento: per parafrasare la frase dello spot Campari, l’attesa del piacere è essa stessa il piacere. 199 more words

Letteratura

I Enjoy my Sinking in this Sea

“I go on to compare that infinite silence with this voice, and I remember the eternal and the dead seasons, and the living present, and its sound, so that in this immensity my thoughts are drowned, and I enjoy my sinking in this sea.”

~ Leopardi, The Infinite

Quotes

The Literary Town of Recanati

Recanati in Le Marche is a literary town of/for/by the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. I say that not only because Leopardi was born here but also because he spent a majority part of his life writing poems inspired by the town. 367 more words

Italy

Call for Papers: Beckett's Faces

Beckett Research Group in Gdańsk
The University of Gdańsk, Poland
16-17 May 2018

Beckett-poet, Beckett-novelist, Beckett-short story writer, Beckett-filmmaker, Beckett-playwright, Beckett-director: Samuel Beckett’s oeuvre comprises an impressive array of works of various forms, conventions and genres. 422 more words

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