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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 glossy Italian poet"

'Love me, by means of God; i want love, love, love, fireplace, enthusiasm, lifestyles. the area doesn't appear made for me'

Giacomo Leopardi, thought of the best Italian poet due to the fact that Dante, used to be essentially the most radical thinkers of the 19th century. He additionally appeared himself probably 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 early life, and he spent his time mostly in his father's library. He suffered from a debilitating disease, and his brief existence used to be packed with discomfort. yet this discomfort and distress gave upward push to a few of the main extreme and significant 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 figuring out, A learn in Solitude is a pointy, relocating portrait of a frail and pissed off genius.

Iris Origo (1902-1988) was once a British-born biographer and author. She lived in Italy and committed a lot of her lifestyles to the development of the Tuscan property at l. a. Foce, which she bought along with her husband within the Nineteen Twenties. in the course of WWII, she sheltered refugee young ones and assisted many escaped Allied prisoners of conflict and partisans in defiance of Italy's fascist regime and Nazi career forces. Pushkin Press additionally publishes her conflict 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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