Critical Inquiries on Leopardi
2. Leopardi and the ‘Zibaldone’ into the New Millennium
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2 Leopardi and the ‘Zibaldone’ into the New Millennium*
The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
—WALTER BENJAMIN, The Work of Art in the Age of Its Mechanical Reproduction (1936)
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