Originally planned as a set of dialogues in the manner of Lucian, the Operette Morali is a compilation of brief, interrelated works on questions of moral philosphy. By means of numerous characters, and by means of a range of styles, Leopardi grapples with a theory of pleasure, the concepts of fame, the infinite, human happiness, the function of poetry, and other topics. In the poet's own opinion, the Operette represented his major philosophical speculation and ranked just below his Canti. A incredible journey into a philosophy of the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century. A principal figure of Romanticism, Leopardi reveal a constant and sensitive reflection on existence and the human condition, characterised by a sensuous and materialist inspiration.
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