Contemporary with the Romantic generation, peer of Keats, Holderlin, and Goethe, and forerunner of Valéry and Pound, Ugo Foscolo is nevertheless little known outside Italy. In an endeavor to "discover" this exemplary European poet for English-speaking readers, and to "rediscover" him for Italian readers, Glauco Cambon examines both textually and contextually Foscolo's major works and their inextricable connection with his life, his philosophy, and his aesthetic principles.
Originally published in 1980.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. vii
- Acknowledgments, pg. ix
- Chapter I. Introduction: The Poetry of Exile, pg. 1
- Chapter II. The Demon of Suicide and the Demon of Fiction, pg. 27
- Chapter III. Vatic Exorcism: The Lyrics and the Sepulchers, pg. 117
- Chapter IV. Vatic Conjuring: The Graces, pg. 182
- Chapter V. The Act of Writing, pg. 300
- Appendix. Sample Translations, pg. 333
- Works Consulted, pg. 345
- Index, pg. 351
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