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Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature: Leopardis Discourse on Romantic Poetry Fabio A. Camilletti

Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature: Leopardis Discourse on Romantic Poetry

Fabio A. Camilletti

Published October 6th 2015
ISBN : 9781317321323
224 pages
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In 1816 a violent literary quarrel engulfed Bourbon Restoration Italy. On one side the Romantics wanted an opening up of Italian culture towards Europe, and on the other the Classicists favoured an inward-looking Italy. Giacomo Leopardi wrote a... MoreIn 1816 a violent literary quarrel engulfed Bourbon Restoration Italy. On one side the Romantics wanted an opening up of Italian culture towards Europe, and on the other the Classicists favoured an inward-looking Italy. Giacomo Leopardi wrote a Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry aiming to contribute to the debate from a new perspective.