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My personal tribute to Il giovane favoloso by Mario Martone. I’ve seen it at the Venice Film Festival and I must say it’s not a perfect movie, but it’s about my favourite poet ever: Giacomo Leopardi.
I can’t decide between the two versions above: which one do you prefer?
"Ad Angelo Mai"
Inspired by the poem of the same name, written by Giacomo Leopardi (1798 - 1837) when Angelo Mai, a Jesuit philologist, found Cicero’s books on the Republic. This canto is a clear demonstration of young Leopardi’s historical pessimism, where heroes of the past contrast with the indolent cowardice of modern times. The decline of the world is described through a list of Italy’s best men of the past - Dante, Columbus, Ariosto, Tasso. Leopardi regrets the loss of all the beautiful illusions and evokes an ideal Italy as in Roman times, in stark contrast with the miserable political realities of his own time.
(don’t worry folks, I’m not going to draw every single poem Leopardi wrote)
"Il Passero Solitario"
"Quasi romito, e strano
Al mio loco natio,
Passo del viver mio la primavera.”
The canto Il passero solitario (“The Lonely Sparrow”) is of a classical perfection for the structure of the verses and for the sharpness of the images. Leopardi contemplates the bounty of nature and the world which smiles at him invitingly, but the poet has become misanthropic and disconsolate with the declining of his health and youth and the deprivation of all joy. He senses the feast which nature puts forth to him, but is unable to take part in it and foresees the remorse which will assail him in the years to come when he will regret the youthful life that he never lived. In this sense, he is alone just like, or worse than, the sparrow, since the latter lives alone by instinct, while the poet is endowed with reason and free will. (from Wikipedia)
Inspired by one of the most famous Italian poems, A Silvia, written by Giacomo Leopardi in 1828. There is no translation that can do justice to this wonderful poem, nor will there ever be. The canto is about a young, beautiful woman - possibly the daughter of a servant in the Leopardi household - who died prematurely. Her death became the symbol of the futility of Leopardi’s hope.
(I wanted to reproduce Leopardi’s original manuscript in the background, here’s the document)
meraviglioso. amazing <3
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