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Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet after Petrarch and one of the chief prose writers of the 19th century. Nichols presents a comprehensive translation of the Canti, as well as a biography woven out of Leopardi's own words.
About the Author
Giacomo Leopardi (1798 -1837) was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Despite living in a secluded town in the conservative Stato della Chiesa, he engaged deeply and enthusiastically with the foremost thinkers and concepts of the Enlightenment, and created a remarkable and renowned poetic work that secured his place as one of the greatest poets of modern Italy. Jonathan Galassi is a poet, translator and publisher based in New York. His translations include the poems of Eugenio Montale.