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Passions
By Giacomo Leopardi and Tim Parks (trans)
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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date October 7, 2014
Pages 201
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300186338
ISBN-10 0300186339
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Other format details university press
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Selections from Leopardi’s prose masterwork, Zibaldone, one of the great intellectual diaries in European literature, expertly translated by Tim Parks

Revenge—Revenge is so sweet one often wishes to be insulted so as to be able to take revenge, and I don’t mean just by an old enemy, but anyone, or even (especially when in a really bad mood) by a friend.—from Passions
 
The extraordinary quality of Giacomo Leopardi’s writing and the innovative nature of his thought were never fully recognized in his lifetime. Zibaldone, his 4,500-page intellectual diary—a vast collection of thoughts on philosophy, civilization, literary criticism, linguistics, humankind and its vanities, and other varied topics—remained unpublished until more than a half-century after his death. But shortly before he died, Leopardi began to organize a small, thematic collection of his writings in an attempt to give structure and system to his philosophical musings. Now freshly translated into English by master translator, novelist, and critic Tim Parks, Leopardi’s Passions presents 164 entries reflecting the full breadth of human passion. The volume offers a fascinating introduction to Leopardi’s arguments and insights, as well as a glimpse of the concerns of thinkers to come, among them Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Wittgenstein, Gadda, and Beckett.


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With Giacomo Leopardi | from Yale Univ Pr (October 7, 2014)
9780300186338 | details & prices | 201 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Selections from Leopardi’s prose masterwork, Zibaldone, one of the great intellectual diaries in European literature, expertly translated by Tim ParksRevenge—Revenge is so sweet one often wishes to be insulted so as to be able to take revenge, and I don’t mean just by an old enemy, but anyone, or even (especially when in a really bad mood) by a friend.

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