Quotes by Saint Paul in the Zibaldone are few. If on one hand there is a similarity in recognizing the human drama, on the other a discord can be found in the difference between Leopardi’s conception of a historical and social deviation and the one the poet from Recanati arbitrarily attributes to Saint Paul, of a deficit within human nature and the system itself that is pre-ordered by nature. The heart of the matter, for Leopardi, concerns, basically, the relationship between nature and reason.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Leopardi and the word aimed at the unspeakable|
|Title of host publication||Letture paoline. L'apostolo Paolo e la tradizione letteraria|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|