Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature : Leopardi''s Discourse on Romantic Poetry
By: Camilletti, Fabio A.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Warwick Series in the Humanities: Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2013Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (213 p.).ISBN: 9781781443392.Subject(s): Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837 -- Influence | Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837. Discorso di un italiono intorno alla poesia romantica | Literature and society -- Italy -- History -- 19th century | Poetry, Modern -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Poetry, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism | RomanticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature : Leopardi''s Discourse on Romantic PoetryDDC classification: 851.7 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Romanticism, Classicism and Leopardi''s Discourse; 2. Post-Evolutionary Romance; Conclusion; Giacomo Leopardi, Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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.
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