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A Selection-Translated and with an Introduction by Martha King and Daniela Bini


Daniela Bini and Martha King

In these «Notebooks» Leopardi, the great nineteenth-century Italian poet, records his ideas about poetry and philosophy, makes notes for future poems, and reflects upon his reading. This translation is the first lengthy selection available to English readers, and it affords valuable insights into the thinking of this most important Italian poet since Petrarch.
Contents: The Zibaldone was Leopardi's workshop where all his poetical, philosophical and philological ideas were born and developed. It is the key to the innermost places of his mind.