Having published Canti by Giacomo Leopardi ourselves we are always interested in reading other translations of Leopardi's work, so tomorrow's event at the Italian Cultural Institute (39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX) should to be quite interesting. For anyone interested in Leopardi or italian literature in general come tomorrow 17th October at 6:30pm, free event but booking essential, see description below:
'THE SECRET LEOPARDI: THE FIRST INTEGRAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE ZIBALDONE
Under the supervision of Franco D’Intino and Michael Caesar, Penguin
publishes the first integral English translation of Giacomo Leopardi’s
Zibaldone, the collection of notes written by the poet between 1817 and
The result of an impressive effort by the researchers, this work
includes critical and philological parts, notes and a detailed
Critically acclaimed, the translation will be presented at the Italian
Cultural Institute by the curators, Professors Franco D’Intino and
Michael Caesar, together with Professor Susan Bassnett.
Writer Elisabetta Rasy, within the series Writers in Residence, will read from the book and chair the event.'
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