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By Iris Origo

ISBN-10: 1782272682

ISBN-13: 9781782272687

An super relocating account of the lonely lifetime of the unloved and tragic genius - defined as "the maximum smooth Italian poet"

'Love me, by means of God; i would like love, love, love, hearth, enthusiasm, lifestyles. the realm doesn't look made for me'

Giacomo Leopardi, thought of the best Italian poet on account that Dante, used to be essentially the most radical thinkers of the 19th century. He additionally looked himself the most depressing and unlucky humans to have lived.

Born to strict mom and dad in a provincial city in 1798, he had a lonely formative years, and he spent his time mostly in his father's library. He suffered from a debilitating ailment, and his brief lifestyles was once jam-packed with discomfort. yet this soreness and distress gave upward push to a couple of the main extreme and magnificent poems ever written within the Italian language.

In this poetic biography, Iris Origo, writer of the bestselling War in Val d'Orcia lines the quick and lonely lifetime of this conflicted poet. Written with generosity and knowing, A research in Solitude is a pointy, relocating portrait of a frail and annoyed genius.

Iris Origo (1902-1988) used to be a British-born biographer and author. She lived in Italy and dedicated a lot of her lifestyles to the advance of the Tuscan property at l. a. Foce, which she bought together with her husband within the Twenties. in the course of WWII, she sheltered refugee little ones and assisted many escaped Allied prisoners of warfare and partisans in defiance of Italy's fascist regime and Nazi career forces. Pushkin Press additionally publishes her struggle diaries, War in Val d'Orcia, her memoir, Images and Shadows, in addition to one other of her biographies, The final Attachment.

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