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Giacomo Leopardi S Search For A Common Life Through Poetry

Author : Frank Rosengarten
ISBN : 9781611475050
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book traces the life of Giacomo Leopardi by examining four different yet interrelated aspects: his social origins and class in relation to his evolving conception of nobility; the mixture of idealism and misogynism in his attitude toward women and in his conception of love; his poems and prose on the theme of Italian independence; and his philosophical materialism as expressed in his poetry, intellectual diary, and essays. Frank Rosengarten pays particular attention to the ways in which the thought of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche illuminates Leopardi s world view. He also devotes a section of the book to the different personal, moral, and philological components of Leopardi s humanism. Throughout, he maintains a sharp focus on the connections between Leopardi s life and the historical period in which he lived. The major themes and human concerns expressed in Leopardi s writings relate to his life experiences and to the historical period in which he lived. Of central interest are nobility and love, since Leopardi s perception of these two themes evolved and changed as he acquired a more general and universal conception of life. This fascinating combination of classical and modern perspectives on life and literature is highlighted throughout the book."

Nobility Of Spirit

Author : Rob Riemen
ISBN : 9780300158533
Genre : Philosophy
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In a series of three essays, the author identifies nobility of spirit in the life and work of Spinoza and of Thomas Mann; explores the quest for the good society in our own times; and addresses the pursuit of truth and freedom that engaged figures as disparate as Socrates and Leone Ginzburg, a Jewish-Italian intellectual murdered by Nazis.

George Eliot Music And Victorian Culture

Author : Delia da Sousa Correa
ISBN : UOM:39015056199238
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores musical reference in George Eliot's work and investigates contexts such as Eliot's friendship with Liszt and Wagner, the legacy of Romanticism, music's role in scientific theory and the ambivalent status of female musicality.

Beyond Life Is Beautiful

Author : Grace Russo Bullaro
ISBN : 1904744834
Genre : Performing Arts
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Russo Bullaro's collection focuses on Benigni's Oscar winning La vita e bella/Life is Beautiful, a film which has set off continuous and often bitter debate about Holocaust representation and historical consciousness. The topics covered in Russo Bullaro's collection offer insights from critics around the world in a forum for the consideration of the wider issues that Benigni's films provoke.

Dream Of Fair To Middling Women

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : 1559702176
Genre : Fiction
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Centers around the activities of Belacqua, a precursor of the playright's more mature Molloy

Darkening Mirrors

Author : Stephanie Leigh Batiste
ISBN : 9780822349235
Genre : History
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Darkening Mirrors analyzes the complicated relationships between African American identity, as reflected in performances, and the forces of imperialist and racial oppression.

Nihilism And Destiny

Author : Emanuele Severino
ISBN : 8869770117
Genre : Philosophy
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Translated for the first time in English, veteran thinker Emanuele Severino responds here to some of the most profound and essential questions raised by philosophy.

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