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Giacomo Leopardi

Poet, Scholar (29-Jun-1798 — 14-Jun-1837)


Jean Pierre Barricelli. Giacomo Leopardi. Twayne. 1986. 231pp.

Daniela Bini. A Fragrance from the Desert: Poetry and Philosophy in Giacomo Leopardi. Anma Libri. 1983. 188pp.

Giovanni Carsaniga. Giacomo Leopardi: The Unheeded Voice. Edinburgh University Press. 1977. 129pp.

Ray Fleming. Keats, Leopardi, and Hölderlin: The Poet as Priest of the Absolute. Garland. 1987. 159pp.

Arnold Armand del Greco. Giacomo Leopardi in Hispanic Literature. S. F. Vanni. 1952. 285pp.

Delia Fabbroni-Giannotti Nisbet. Heinrich Heine and Giacomo Leopardi: The Rhetoric of Midrash. Peter Lang. 2000. 151pp.

Iris Origo. Leopardi: A Biography. Oxford university Press. 1935. 227pp. Later reprints have subtitle A Study in Solitude.

Nicolas James Perella. Night and the Sublime in Giacomo Leopardi. University of California Press. 1970. 151pp.

Lynne Press; Pamela Williams (editors). Women and Feminine Images in Giacomo Leopardi, 1798-1837: Bicentenary Essays. Edwin Mellen Press. 1999. 272pp.

Prue Shaw (editor). The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi, 1817-1837. Northern Universities Press. 1998. 296pp.

John Humphreys Whitfield. Giacomo Leopardi. Blackwell. 1954. 268pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.885)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.145)

  7. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.546-49)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.593)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.162)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.298)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.38)

  12. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.267)

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