Franco D'Intino

Leopardi: exception, exemplum and persuasion: The function of the prose translations 1822-27

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The author argues that the prose translations composed by Leopardi between 1822 and 1827 should be considered as a whole, isofar as they keep ancient illusions and values alive, replacing the role of poetry at a time when Leopardi adheres in his "Operette morali" to a nichilistic view.

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