Volume 49, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0035-3906
  • E-ISSN: 1600-0811
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There are sporadic moments when the prose in Zibaldone leans towards a lyrical tone, clearly revealing a strong tension between two opposing tendencies. One, which separates the lines dividing literary genres, prevalent in the theoretical ideas of the author and represses stylistic variation, and the other, which fuses these dividing lines, promoting stylistic variation and opening up a common ground between the styles of the philosophical diary and the Canti. In this common ground, various basic principles of Leopardi’s thinking are partially refuted by his praxis: relativism, criticism of romantic pathos, dichotomy between indetermination and precision, among others.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): literary genres; pathos; philosophical prose; poetic prose; polysyndeton.; Romanticism
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