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 Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry aiming to contribute to the debate from a new perspective.

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ByFabio A. Camilletti
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Romanticism, Classicism and Leopardi’s Discourse

ByFabio A. Camilletti
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Post-Revolutionary Romance

ByFabio A. Camilletti
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‘The Evening of the Holiday’
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Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry

ByGiacomo Leopardi, Gabrielle Sims, Fabio A. Camilletti
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