Franco D'Intino

On the Reception of Montaigne in 18th and Early 19th Century Italy (in Particular on Alfieri)

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Keywords: Montaigne; Reception; Italy; Alfieri; Leopardi; Rousseau.

The essay summarizes the critical debate on the dissemination of Montaigne's oeuvre in Italy in the Eighteenth and in the early Nineteenth centuries, adds further documents and suggests critical and methodological perspectives. In the second part it focuses in particular on two case studies: Leopardi and Alfieri, with a thorough discussion of Bartolo Anglani's recent book on Montaigne's and Rousseau's influence on Alfieri's autobiographical writings.

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