The major themes and human concerns expressed in Leopardi's writings relate to his life experiences and to the historical period in which he lived. Of central interest are nobility and love, since Leopardi's perception of these two themes evolved and changed as he acquired a more general and universal conception of life. This fascinating combination of classical and modern perspectives on life and literature is highlighted throughout the book.
|Publisher:||Fairleigh Dickinson University Press|
|Series:||Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.31(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.96(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Frank Rosengarten is a professor of Italian studies and the author of numerous publications. His most recent books are The Writings of the Young Marcel Proust, 1885–1900 (2001) and Urbane Revolutionary: C. L. R. James and the Struggle for a New Society (2008).