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  • Leopardi and the "Desert of Life" 

    O'Connor, Desmond John (The Italian Discipline, Flinders University of South Australia, 1989)
    The central metaphor used here - that of life as a barren, arid state - recurs frequently throughout Leopardi's work, in both his prose and his poetry, in contexts that describe his own personal condition and/or that of ...
  • From Venus to Proserpine: Sappho's Last Song 

    O'Connor, Desmond John (University of Toronto. Dept. of Italian Studies, 1998)
    Leopardi had shown interest in the ancient Greek poetess at least from 1814 when he included the translation of one of her poems in a small epithalamial collection of 'Scherzi epigrammatici tradotti dal greco'. When compared ...