1st Edition

Leopardi's Nymphs
Grace, Melancholy, and the Uncanny

ISBN 9781907975912
Published November 29, 2013 by Routledge
198 Pages

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Book Description

The author gives a ground-breaking interpretation of the way Leopardi negotiates the original fracture between poetry and philosophy that characterizes Western culture. He argues that the nymph can be seen as the inspirational power allowing the utterance of a new kind of poetry.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mnemosyne 1. Grace 2. Melancholy 3. Uncanny 4. Conclusion: Fireflies

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Fabio A. Camilletti