Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry

Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0813154790

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In this first detailed and comprehensive account of Leopardi's theory of poetry, G. Singh assesses both the literary and critical attainments of a poet whose eminence ranks him with Dante and Petrarch. Singh's analysis, which employs extensive reference to Leopardi's work in order to illustrate the author's own comments, sets forth Leopardi's views on the larger questions of tradition, inspiration, and the imagination in poetry. Later chapters are concerned with the more specific matters of the poetic image, style, and language.













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