Giacomo Leopardi, Thoughts. London: Hesperus 2002.
Translated by JG Nichols.
ISBN: 1843910128, 9781843910121. Dewey Decimal: 858.7.
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[...] today, when everyone writes and it is very difficult to find someone who is not an author [...]
Even the most beautiful and valuable writings, when their own author is reciting them, become such as to kill with boredom. In this connection a philologist friend of mine has observed that if it is true that Octavia fainted...