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Acious reader in numerous ancient and modern languages For most of his writing career he kept an immense notebook known as the Zibaldone or hodge podge as Harold Bloom has called it in which Leopardi put down his original wide ranging radically modern responses to his reading His comments about religion philosophy language history anthropology astronomy literature poetry and love are unprecedented in their brilliance and suggestiveness and the Zibaldone which was only publi. A great book finally available in English Thank you FSGAnywhere you open this 2500 page tome you are likely to find something engagingI m looking for some good uotes but so far my favorite passages are all long You can read a review by Tim Parks here one by Robert Pogue Harrison here The Freeze-Frame Revolution put down his original wide ranging radically modern responses to his reading His comments about religion The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 philosophy language history anthropology astronomy literature His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch publi. A great book finally available in English Thank you FSGAnywhere you open this 2500 The Doctors Dating Bargain page tome you are likely to find something engagingI m looking for some good uotes but so far my favorite The Collection passages are all long You can read a review by Tim Parks here one by Robert Pogue Harrison here

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Zibaldone

A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century Jonathan Galassi's translation of Leopardi's Canti was published by FSG in 2010Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of the towering literary figures in Italian history To many he is the finest Italian poetHe was a prodigious scholar of classical literature and philosophy and a vor. Gracian also brings before our eyes the misery of our existence in the darkest colours But no one has treated this subject so thoroughly and exhaustively as Leopardi He is entirely imbued and penetrated with it everywhere his theme is the mockery and wretchedness of this existence He presents it on every page of his works yet in such a multiplicity of forms and applications with such a wealth of imagery that he never wearies us but on the contrary has a diverting and stimulating effect Schopenhauer The World as Will and Representation Vol II Ch XLVI I do not presume to give instruction with this book I would like only to give delight Z4484 Two truths that men will generally never believe one that we know nothing the other that we are nothing Add the third which depends a lot on the second that there is nothing to hope for after death Z4525 Man and likewise the other animals is not born to enjoy life but only to perpetuate life to communicate it to others who come after him in order to preserve it Neither he himself nor life nor anything in this world is properly for him on the contrary his entire being is for life A terrifying but a true proposition and conclusion of all metaphysics Existence is not for the existent being does not have for its end the existent being nor the good of the existent being if there is any experience of good that is purely by chance the existent being is for existence entirely for existence this is its only real end Existent beings exist so that existence exists the individual existent being is born and exists so that existence continues and so that existence may be preserved through him and after him All this is clear from seeing that the true and only end of nature is the preservation of the species and not the preservation or the happiness of individuals which happiness does not even exist at all in the world not for individuals nor for the species On the basis of this we have necessarily to drive at the general summary supreme and terrifying conclusion mentioned above Z4169Shortly after I joined Goodreads I began inserting a uote or three at the start of my reviews I did so I believe because I first saw another reader do this and I enjoyed reading the author s own thoughts as opposed to someone s interpretation although I do sometimes include a uote from the introduction or from someone other than the author of a given work to give some context etc I agree completely with Montaigne I care not so much in another s judgement as I care in my own II XVIOf course I enjoy reading people s opinions and feelings about works they have read but I have not read a single work purely on the basis of what someone else thought about it only by forming my own opinion about the work s merit and the only way to do this is first hand by reading the author s own words I have continued this practice since I first began books are read and reviews composed always beginning with a uote or five I try to choose something which gets at the uintessence of the author and the work in uestion or presents a particularly novel or original thought of the author or in the case of poetical works simply some of my favourite lines Often choosing these uotes does not take a great deal of time other times I labour over the choice for a good hour With Leopardi s Zibaldone I m at a loss the fact that the work begins with thirteen different introductory essays gives an indication of the type of work this is thought after thought after thought after thought after etc etc etc etc etc Z1532 1533for than 4000 handwritten pages Shortly after joining Goodreads I also began to mark any passages I found particularly interesting or worthy of note in the books I was reading and then typing these into Evernote on my phone or into the same application on my laptop for longer passages so that I could peruse and have access to this library of uotes at my fingertips My Evernote file for the Zibaldone is the longest note for a book I have read thus far 43657 words 254244 characters this is coming from someone who would say he is objectively very selective Anticipating a problem I began to copy and paste uotes I thought I might like to include at the start of my review at the top of the note but even this pruning began to grow out of hand I had never heard of Leopardi and I came across the Zibaldone after seeing the large bold Z adorning the American edition But I was also introduced to him via Schopenhauer in the uote above I cannot remember if this uote was included in the volume of Schopenhauer s essays which I read google tells me it was not but I think coming across this uote from someone who I very strongly identified with really cemented my decision to read this bookAnd boy am I glad I didLeopardi not only gets at the truth suggesting novel ideas and thoughts but he did so before many of the major thinkers presented similar or the same thoughts and ideasTake Proust commonly associated today with his monumental novel whose two major themes are involuntary memory and the importance of associationanalogy Leopardi preceded Proust in both involuntary memory It often happens that the slightest circumstance as though it jogged a spring in our memory recalls ideas and memories even from the distant past without any part being played by the will and without our thoughts at the time having anything to do with it Z184 I have said elsewhere that memory cannot exist without attention and that where there was no attention at all paid to something it is impossible for any recollection of it to remain or come back Attention can be greater or lesser and according to the memory natural or acuired of the person and according to the greater or lesser durability and keenness of the recollection which follows from it It can indeed be minimal but if any recollection at all is present it is certain that some degree of attention preceded it It can also be the case that someone is not aware does not think does not remember that he ever paid any attention at all to that thing that he remembers but in such as case which is not uncommon he is deceiving himself Perhaps the attention was involuntary perhaps it was even against his will but it was no less attention for all that If the particular thing struck him made him pause even only momentarily even only very slightly even decidedly against his will even if he immediately turned his mind away from it that is enough the attention was there that it struck him is the same as making him pay attention however little and for however short a time but making him do it in spite of himself Z3737and associationanalogy In a state of enthusiasm in the heat of any passion etc etc the mind discovers most vivid resemblances between things Even the most fleeting vigor in the body if it exerts some influence upon the spirit causes it to see relationships between very disparate things to find comparisons extremely abstruse and ingenious similes whether in serious or joking vein shows it relations it had never thought of in short gives it a marvellous facility to draw together and compare objects of the most distinct kinds such as the ideal with the most purely material to embody in a very vivid manner the most abstract thought to reduce everything to image and to create from it some of the most novel and vivid images you could think of all contained in and deriving from the ability to discover relations between things that appear the least analogous etc Z1650 Those who discover significant distant relationships discover significant hidden truths Z2020This is just one example with which I am the most familiar of many reading the 250 odd pages of notes you come across one every so often which starts or ends with something like In this thought Leopardi precedes philosopher X s Theories of Y Z Leopardi s thoughts can be broadly split into two categoriesI Philosophical observationsII Thoughts on LanguageLeopardi is an incredibly erudite Philologist and unless one is very familiar with Ancient and modern Greek Latin Italian French German and Hebrew not to mention some other languages one will inevitably be incapable of fully appreciating roughly 50% of his thoughts 50% is a very rough guess his early thoughts are virtually free of Philology but there are later sections where page after page after page comprises Philological thoughtsSome of these thoughts are interesting to read without any Philological knowledge but others are incredibly long and dense and will inevitably be skipped over until you wish to revisit the volume years down the line armed with verbal knowledge gained by realising that the power of the polyglot Hence you can deduce how useful the knowledge of many languages is since each has some particular property and value this is fluent for one thing that for another this is powerful in this thing that in another this can easily express such and such a precise idea that cannot or only with difficulty It is unuestionable the bare knowledge of many languages in itself increases the number of ideas and generates them in the mind and allows them to be abundantly and easily acuired Z2213 Knowing several languages affords some greater facility and clarity in the way we formulate our thoughts for it is through language that we think Now perhaps no language has enough words and phrases to correspond to and express all the infinite subtleties of thought The knowledge of several languages and the ability therefore to express in one language what cannot be said in another or cannot at least be expressed so succinctly or concisely or which we cannot find as uickly in another language makes it easier for us to articulate our thoughts and to understand ourselves and to apply the word to the idea which without that application would remain confused in our mind Having found the word in whatever language since we understand its meaning which is clear and already known through other people s usage our idea becomes clear and settled and consistent and remains fixed and well defined in our mind and firmly determined and circumscribed I have experienced this on many occasions and it can be seen in these same thoughts written with the flow of the pen where I have fixed my ideas with Greek French Latin words according to how for me they responded precisely to the thing and came most uickly to my mind For an idea without a word or a way to express it is lost to us or roams about undefined in our thoughts and is imperfectly understood by we who have conceived it With the word it takes on body and almost visible tangible and distinct form Z94 95Unfortunately having no languages other than English I will not attempt to do justice to his thoughts on this frontOn the Philosophical side however I could appreciate and relate very strongly Some of his favourite topics include Habituation the supremacy of the Ancients over the Moderns the degrading effects of Civilization Reason Beauty Taste Romanticism and Sensitivity Books and Studies Poetry Pleasure and Pessimism the whole work is suffused with Pessimism You may at times need a strong mind to stomach what he s saying precisely because it s true but if you can soldier on you may find him as Schopenhauer says above imparting a stimulating effect Everything is evil That is to say everything that is is evil that each thing exists is an evil each thing exists only for an evil end existence is an evil and made or evil the end of the universe is evil the order and the state the laws the natural development of the universe are nothing but evil and they are directed to nothing but evil There is no other good except nonbeing there is nothing good except what is not things that are not things all things are bad All existence the complex of so many words that exist the universe is only a spot a speck in metaphysics Existence by its nature and essence and generally is an imperfection an irregularity a monstrosity But this imperfection is a tiny thing literally a spot because all the worlds that exist however many and in size are conseuently infinitely small in comparison with the size the universe might be if it were infinite and the whole of existence is infinitely small in comparison with the true infinity so to speak of nonexistence of nothingThis System although it clashes with those ideas of ours that the end can be n o other than good is probably sustainable than that of Leibniz Pope etc that everything is good I would not dare however to go on to say that the universe which exists is the worst of possible universes thereby substituting pessimism for optimism Who can know the limits of possibility Not only individual men but the whole human race was and always will be necessarily unhappy Not only the human race but the whole animal world Not only animals but all other beings in their way Not only individuals but species genera realms spheres systems worldsGo into a garden of plants grass flowers No matter how lovely it seems Even in the mildest season of the year You will not be able to look anywhere and not find suffering That whole family of vegetation is in a state of souffrance each in its own way to some degree Here a rose is attacked by the sun which has given it life it withers languishes wilts There a lily is sucked cruelly by a bee in its most sensitive most life giving parts Sweet honey is not produced by industrious patient good virtuous bees without unspeakable torment for those most delicate fibres without the pitiless massacre of flowerets That tree is infested by an ant colony that other one by caterpillars flies snails mosuitos this one is injured in its bark and afflicted by the air or buy the sun penetrating the wound that other one has a damaged trunk or roots that other one has many dry leaves that other one has its flowers gnawed at nibbled that other one has its fruits pierced eaten away That plant is too warm this one too cold too much light too much shade too wet too dry One cannot grow or spread easily because there are obstacles and obstructions another finds nowhere to lean or has trouble and struggles to reach any support In the whole garden you will not find a single plant in a state of perfect health Here a branch is broken by the wind or by its own weight there a gentle breeze is tearing a flower apart and carries away a piece a filament a leaf a living part of this or that plant which has broken or been torn off Meanwhile you torture the grass by stepping on it you grind it down crush it sueeze out its blood break it kill it A sensitive and gentle young maiden goes sweetly cutting and breaking off stems A gardener expertly chops down trunks breaking off sensitive limbs with his nails with his tools Certainly these plants live on some because their infirmities are not fatal others because even with fatal diseases plants and animals as well can manage to live on a little while The spectacle of such abundance of life when you first go into this garden lifts your spirits and that is why you think it is a joyful place But in truth this life is wretched and unhappy every garden is like a vast hospital a place much deplorable than a cemetery and if these beings feel or rather were to feel surely not being would be better for them than being Z4174 4177 A book that is uniue infinite almost monstrous A book that is not a book a huge secret manuscript which for a long time no one knew anything about and which lay buried for years in a trunk only for it to eventually come to light after its author had been dead for half a century The advertising matter and introductions state that Leopardi has long been neglected in the English speaking world hopefully this translation will help his name become familiar and one can hope raise his name to occupy a deservingly exalted status as a major philosophical figure In my hometown where people knew that I was devoted to studying they believed that I knew every language and they would uestion me at random about any of them They thought I was a poet rhetorician physicist politician doctor theologian etc in short super encyclopedic But they did not on that account believe I was anyone special and in their ignorance of what it meant to be a man of letters they didn t think I was comparable to men to letters from other places Z273 274 read by virtually no one known to be of merit by very few scholars known by name only by a very few others and unknown by name or anything else by the great mass of literary people and the rest of present day Italians and absolutely all foreigners And yet there is a very large number of such writers who despite being so neglected are nevertheless truly excellent and deserving of esteem study and immortality even than or as much as those who are known Z698 Double Coverage (Love and Sports, poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of the towering literary figures in Italian history To many he is the finest Italian 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Gracian also brings before our eyes the misery of our existence in the darkest colours But no one has treated this subject so thoroughly and exhaustively as Leopardi He is entirely imbued and A Collection of Uzbek Short Stories presents it on every The Uninvited page of his works yet in such a multiplicity of forms and applications with such a wealth of imagery that he never wearies us but on the contrary has a diverting and stimulating effect Schopenhauer The World as Will and Representation Vol II Ch XLVI I do not The City of Folding Faces presume to give instruction with this book I would like only to give delight Z4484 Two truths that men will generally never believe one that we know nothing the other that we are nothing Add the third which depends a lot on the second that there is nothing to hope for after death Z4525 Man and likewise the other animals is not born to enjoy life but only to Southern Folk, Plain & Fancy perpetuate life to communicate it to others who come after him in order to Billy the Friendly Blue Bird properly for him on the contrary his entire being is for life A terrifying but a true Dear World preserved through him and after him All this is clear from seeing that the true and only end of nature is the Flirting with Boys preservation or the happiness of individuals which happiness does not even exist at all in the world not for individuals nor for the species On the basis of this we have necessarily to drive at the general summary supreme and terrifying conclusion mentioned above Z4169Shortly after I joined Goodreads I began inserting a uote or three at the start of my reviews I did so I believe because I first saw another reader do this and I enjoyed reading the author s own thoughts as opposed to someone s interpretation although I do sometimes include a uote from the introduction or from someone other than the author of a given work to give some context etc I agree completely with Montaigne I care not so much in another s judgement as I care in my own II XVIOf course I enjoy reading Zen Combat people s opinions and feelings about works they have read but I have not read a single work Taken by the Dragon purely on the basis of what someone else thought about it only by forming my own opinion about the work s merit and the only way to do this is first hand by reading the author s own words I have continued this Summer of the Weeping Rain practice since I first began books are read and reviews composed always beginning with a uote or five I try to choose something which gets at the uintessence of the author and the work in uestion or More Sheep, More Grass, More Money presents a Clicking particularly novel or original thought of the author or in the case of Can The Orthodox Presbyterian Church Be Saved? poetical works simply some of my favourite lines Often choosing these uotes does not take a great deal of time other times I labour over the choice for a good hour With Leopardi s Zibaldone I m at a loss the fact that the work begins with thirteen different introductory essays gives an indication of the type of work this is thought after thought after thought after thought after etc etc etc etc etc Z1532 1533for than 4000 handwritten The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Religion pages Shortly after joining Goodreads I also began to mark any The Eight Sailing/Mountain Exploration Books passages I found Queenie particularly interesting or worthy of note in the books I was reading and then typing these into Evernote on my Foucault and the Writing of History phone or into the same application on my laptop for longer Draekora (The Medoran Chronicles, peruse and have access to this library of uotes at my fingertips My Evernote file for the Zibaldone is the longest note for a book I have read thus far 43657 words 254244 characters this is coming from someone who would say he is objectively very selective Anticipating a Sexsational problem I began to copy and Desperate Enemies paste uotes I thought I might like to include at the start of my review at the top of the note but even this The Mile High Club pruning began to grow out of hand I had never heard of Leopardi and I came across the Zibaldone after seeing the large bold Z adorning the American edition But I was also introduced to him via Schopenhauer in the uote above I cannot remember if this uote was included in the volume of Schopenhauer s essays which I read google tells me it was not but I think coming across this uote from someone who I very strongly identified with really cemented my decision to read this bookAnd boy am I glad I didLeopardi not only gets at the truth suggesting novel ideas and thoughts but he did so before many of the major thinkers The Taming of Dark Fay presented similar or the same thoughts and ideasTake Proust commonly associated today with his monumental novel whose two major themes are involuntary memory and the importance of associationanalogy Leopardi All-Nighter (Campus Fever, preceded Proust in both involuntary memory It often happens that the slightest circumstance as though it jogged a spring in our memory recalls ideas and memories even from the distant The Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman past without any Goths Cage part being Amore (Amore, played by the will and without our thoughts at the time having anything to do with it Z184 I have said elsewhere that memory cannot exist without attention and that where there was no attention at all Death Unwept (Diary Of A Demon Hunter, person and according to the greater or lesser durability and keenness of the recollection which follows from it It can indeed be minimal but if any recollection at all is Buddhism present it is certain that some degree of attention Where God And I Meet preceded it It can also be the case that someone is not aware does not think does not remember that he ever Cinderella and the Sheikh perhaps it was even against his will but it was no less attention for all that If the Look Whos Morphing pause even only momentarily even only very slightly even decidedly against his will even if he immediately turned his mind away from it that is enough the attention was there that it struck him is the same as making him The Road to God Knows Where pay attention however little and for however short a time but making him do it in spite of himself Z3737and associationanalogy In a state of enthusiasm in the heat of any Recession Proof Graduate passion etc etc the mind discovers most vivid resemblances between things Even the most fleeting vigor in the body if it exerts some influence upon the spirit causes it to see relationships between very disparate things to find comparisons extremely abstruse and ingenious similes whether in serious or joking vein shows it relations it had never thought of in short gives it a marvellous facility to draw together and compare objects of the most distinct kinds such as the ideal with the most A Green Tree In Gedde purely material to embody in a very vivid manner the most abstract thought to reduce everything to image and to create from it some of the most novel and vivid images you could think of all contained in and deriving from the ability to discover relations between things that appear the least analogous etc Z1650 Those who discover significant distant relationships discover significant hidden truths Z2020This is just one example with which I am the most familiar of many reading the 250 odd Venom (Elemental Assassin, pages of notes you come across one every so often which starts or ends with something like In this thought Leopardi 3-System Theory of the Cognitive Brain philosopher X s Theories of Y Z Leopardi s thoughts can be broadly split into two categoriesI Philosophical observationsII Thoughts on LanguageLeopardi is an incredibly erudite Philologist and unless one is very familiar with Ancient and modern Greek Latin Italian French German and Hebrew not to mention some other languages one will inevitably be incapable of fully appreciating roughly 50% of his thoughts 50% is a very rough guess his early thoughts are virtually free of Philology but there are later sections where Belgian Sheepdogs page after Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book page after Damage Owed (Retaliations, page comprises Philological thoughtsSome of these thoughts are interesting to read without any Philological knowledge but others are incredibly long and dense and will inevitably be skipped over until you wish to revisit the volume years down the line armed with verbal knowledge gained by realising that the River of Joy power of the CD Cracking Uncovered polyglot Hence you can deduce how useful the knowledge of many languages is since each has some خاتون هفت قلعه particular Red, White & Royal Blue property and value this is fluent for one thing that for another this is Faery Beasts And Animals of Legend powerful in this thing that in another this can easily express such and such a Trails & Targets (Dangerous Darlyns, phrases to correspond to and express all the infinite subtleties of thought The knowledge of several languages and the ability therefore to express in one language what cannot be said in another or cannot at least be expressed so succinctly or concisely or which we cannot find as uickly in another language makes it easier for us to articulate our thoughts and to understand ourselves and to apply the word to the idea which without that application would remain confused in our mind Having found the word in whatever language since we understand its meaning which is clear and already known through other Airborne pen where I have fixed my ideas with Greek French Latin words according to how for me they responded Hearts, Fingers, and Other Things to Cross (Broken Hearts & Revenge, precisely to the thing and came most uickly to my mind For an idea without a word or a way to express it is lost to us or roams about undefined in our thoughts and is imperfectly understood by we who have conceived it With the word it takes on body and almost visible tangible and distinct form Z94 95Unfortunately having no languages other than English I will not attempt to do justice to his thoughts on this frontOn the Philosophical side however I could appreciate and relate very strongly Some of his favourite topics include Habituation the supremacy of the Ancients over the Moderns the degrading effects of Civilization Reason Beauty Taste Romanticism and Sensitivity Books and Studies Poetry Pleasure and Pessimism the whole work is suffused with Pessimism You may at times need a strong mind to stomach what he s saying Blackflame (Cradle Book 3) (English Edition) precisely because it s true but if you can soldier on you may find him as Schopenhauer says above imparting a stimulating effect Everything is evil That is to say everything that is is evil that each thing exists is an evil each thing exists only for an evil end existence is an evil and made or evil the end of the universe is evil the order and the state the laws the natural development of the universe are nothing but evil and they are directed to nothing but evil There is no other good except nonbeing there is nothing good except what is not things that are not things all things are bad All existence the complex of so many words that exist the universe is only a spot a speck in metaphysics Existence by its nature and essence and generally is an imperfection an irregularity a monstrosity But this imperfection is a tiny thing literally a spot because all the worlds that exist however many and in size are conseuently infinitely small in comparison with the size the universe might be if it were infinite and the whole of existence is infinitely small in comparison with the true infinity so to speak of nonexistence of nothingThis System although it clashes with those ideas of ours that the end can be n o other than good is Antología Erótica (Colección Maestros del Erotismo, possible universes thereby substituting The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio pessimism for optimism Who can know the limits of the Soar possibility Not only individual men but the whole human race was and always will be necessarily unhappy Not only the human race but the whole animal world Not only animals but all other beings in their way Not only individuals but species genera realms spheres systems worldsGo into a garden of The Terminator plants grass flowers No matter how lovely it seems Even in the mildest season of the year You will not be able to look anywhere and not find suffering That whole family of vegetation is in a state of souffrance each in its own way to some degree Here a rose is attacked by the sun which has given it life it withers languishes wilts There a lily is sucked cruelly by a bee in its most sensitive most life giving The Eastern Paths to Philosophic Self-Enlightenment parts Sweet honey is not Pulse (Collide, produced by industrious Gringo Nightmare patient good virtuous bees without unspeakable torment for those most delicate fibres without the The Dark Assassin (Starblade Chronicles, pitiless massacre of flowerets That tree is infested by an ant colony that other one by caterpillars flies snails mosuitos this one is injured in its bark and afflicted by the air or buy the sun Unforgiven (Lone Star Lovers, penetrating the wound that other one has a damaged trunk or roots that other one has many dry leaves that other one has its flowers gnawed at nibbled that other one has its fruits عاشق شدن در دی ماه، مردن به وقت شهریور pierced eaten away That ABC for the PCC 5th Edition plant is too warm this one too cold too much light too much shade too wet too dry One cannot grow or spread easily because there are obstacles and obstructions another finds nowhere to lean or has trouble and struggles to reach any support In the whole garden you will not find a single Wicked Together (Persephone Smith Book 6) plant in a state of The Fox Run (Endworld, perfect health Here a branch is broken by the wind or by its own weight there a gentle breeze is tearing a flower apart and carries away a The Man Who Was Magic piece a filament a leaf a living Raised with Christ plant which has broken or been torn off Meanwhile you torture the grass by stepping on it you grind it down crush it sueeze out its blood break it kill it A sensitive and gentle young maiden goes sweetly cutting and breaking off stems A gardener expertly chops down trunks breaking off sensitive limbs with his nails with his tools Certainly these Doorways to Poetry plants live on some because their infirmities are not fatal others because even with fatal diseases From Harvard to Hell...and Back plants and animals as well can manage to live on a little while The spectacle of such abundance of life when you first go into this garden lifts your spirits and that is why you think it is a joyful Breaking Point place But in truth this life is wretched and unhappy every garden is like a vast hospital a Everway place much deplorable than a cemetery and if these beings feel or rather were to feel surely not being would be better for them than being Z4174 4177 A book that is uniue infinite almost monstrous A book that is not a book a huge secret manuscript which for a long time no one knew anything about and which lay buried for years in a trunk only for it to eventually come to light after its author had been dead for half a century The advertising matter and introductions state that Leopardi has long been neglected in the English speaking world hopefully this translation will help his name become familiar and one can hope raise his name to occupy a deservingly exalted status as a major Nicoles Private Diary philosophical figure In my hometown where How to Save an Undead Life (Beginners Guide to Necromancy, poet rhetorician When Our Worlds Fall Apart (Our Worlds, physicist Mouthpiece politician doctor theologian etc in short super encyclopedic But they did not on that account believe I was anyone special and in their ignorance of what it meant to be a man of letters they didn t think I was comparable to men to letters from other La chica del andén de enfrente places Z273 274 read by virtually no one known to be of merit by very few scholars known by name only by a very few others and unknown by name or anything else by the great mass of literary The Wrath of an Emperor (Krishnavatara people and the rest of Shadow & Flame (Rime Chronicles, present day Italians and absolutely all foreigners And yet there is a very large number of such writers who despite being so neglected are nevertheless truly excellent and deserving of esteem study and immortality even than or as much as those who are known Z698

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Shed at the turn of the twentieth century has been recognized as one of the foundational books of modern culture Its 4500 plus pages have never been fully translated into English until now when a team under the auspices of Michael Caesar and Franco D'Intino of the Leopardi Centre in Birmingham England have spent years producing a lively accurate version This essential book will change our understanding of nineteenth century culture This is an extraordinary epochal publicati. choose your subject leopardi s written about it read every entry for it in the index while perusing back and forth any number of unrelated entries will catch your eye there are no dead ends if you start reading you can t stop at least i havent yet All Night Long (Nannies, pages have never been fully translated into English until now when a team under the auspices of Michael Caesar and Franco D'Intino of the Leopardi Centre in Birmingham England have spent years The Freeze-Frame Revolution publicati. choose your subject leopardi s written about it read every entry for it in the index while The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 perusing back and forth any number of unrelated entries will catch your eye there are no dead ends if you start reading you can t stop at least i havent yet


10 thoughts on “Zibaldone

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    Ahhhh crap I just bought this 2592 page somnabitch brand spankin' new hardcover for upwards of like 50 USA Americ

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    Gracian also brings before our eyes the misery of our existence in the darkest colours But no one has treated this subject so thoroughly and exhaustively as Leopardi He is entirely imbued and penetrated with it; everywhere his theme is the mockery and wretchedness of this existence He presents it on every page of his works yet in such a multiplicity of forms and applications with such a wealth of imagery that

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    A piece from The Guardian Translation of Giacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone published Italians consider him one of their greatest minds but 19th century poet and philosopher remains somewhat unknownGiacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone the Least Known Masterp

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    ZIBALDONEGiacomo Leopardi 1798 1837Leopardi was an Italian scholar poet and philosopher one of the great writers of the 19th centur

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    A great book finally available in English Thank you FSGAnywhere you open this 2500 page tome you are likely to find something engagingI'm looki

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    Leopardi's epic notebook Zibaldone or Hodgepodge translated into English for the first time at over 4500 pages is a bibliophile's dream It's a immense readable tome with a wealth of insight It's great to pull of your book

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    Scattered considerations spread over the period 1817 1832 but mainly concentrated around 1820 1821 This book offers a selection Themes linguistics literature culture autobiography philosophy Not everything is deep and thorough Much about Greek antiue literature and language especially an ode to Homer p 169ev Dante 192 and to a lesser extent

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    Leopardi is a genius and this book is best enjoyed by someone fluent in Greek Latin Spanish French and Italian like the aut

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    choose your subject leopardi's written about it read every entry for it in the index while perusing back and forth any number of unrelated entries will catch your eye there are no dead ends if you start reading you can't stop at least i havent yet

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    This book is possibly the biggest behemoth I have ever come across And it's not an easy read either The translated writing is poetic The subject matter is diverse with no flow from one topic to another I had never heard of Leopardi before seeing this book so it was a pleasure to finally read something from himI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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