1st Edition

Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature
Leopardi's Discourse on Romantic Poetry





ISBN 9781138664579
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

In 1816 a violent literary quarrel engulfed Bourbon Restoration Italy. On one side the Romantics wanted an opening up of Italian culture towards Europe, and on the other the Classicists favoured an inward-looking Italy. Giacomo Leopardi wrote a Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry aiming to contribute to the debate from a new perspective.