Leopardi e il mare. Riconnotazione di un topos

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Leopardi and the sea. Reconnecting a topos

Elena Landoni

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The well-known passage c.4177-78 of the Zibaldone states the identity infinite-nothing, raising what can be exprienced to the status of total horizon of the existent and of explanatory paradigm that eliminates the possibility of any “other”. But the linguistic formulation itself, in which this thought is expresses, is in conflict with Leopardi’s system of reflection on language, even with that expresses in thoughts temporally near to the one in question. The same contradiction is present in the 1819 Idyll “The Infinite”, in which the profound dialectics between an infinite invented by the writer and an infinite recognized within reality moves on to the successful idea of the sea as consciousness of the ineptitude of perceiving the complexity of the all that surrounds us.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Leopardi and the sea. Reconnecting a topos
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL'acqua e i suoi simboli
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventL'acqua e i suoi simboli - Sangemini
Duration: 14 Sep 200716 Sep 2007


ConferenceL'acqua e i suoi simboli


  • Italian
  • Leopardi
  • Literature
  • mare
  • sea


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