Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Translating Leopardi's 'Zibaldone'

Prof. Michael Caesar (University of Birmingham) will talk about the monumental transation of Leopardi's 'Zibaldone'

CASiLaC (Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures) in association with the Department of Italian will host a lecture and readings from the monumental translation of Giacomo Leopardi's 'Zibaldone' (Notebooks). Prof. Michael Caesar (University of Birmingham) will talk about the gargantuan task of translating the work as part of the on-going activities of the Birmingham Leopardi Centre. 'The greatest intellectual diary of Italian literature, its breadth and depth of thougt often compared to the work of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. The Zibaldone's long-overdue translation into English in this handsome edition is warmly to be welcomed. [...] With ist excellent introduction, its generous notes and cross-referencing, this edition is a huge achievement, making available at last a key document in the history of European thought and throwing light on Leopardi's unique poetry and prose works (Tim Parks, 'The New York Review of Books').



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 4pm
Location: Room 1.23, O'Rahilly Building
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Daragh O'Connell
4902554
http://casilac.ie/

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