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Analyses and essays

The Sense of Time and the Break-up of Petrarch’s Harmonies of Style and Soul

Human transformations within the fugacity of existence: stylistic and comparative analysis from Bembo to Della Casa and Tasso
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The “clever archer” and the “odour” of Great Men

Borgia the “archer”, i.e. provident and fierce prince; “odour”, i.e. examples of the past
Lessons on Macchiavelli’s Prince, VI, VII, VIII, XVII, XVIII, XXV.
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Anti-idyllic Views in the “Canti” of Leopardi

Analyses and intertextual comments on “The Infinite”, “Brutus the Younger”, “Sappho’s last Song”, “Night-Song of a Wandering Shepherd of Asia”, “Masterful thought”, “To Himself”, “The Wild Broom”
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The Formidable Mountain and the Gentle Flower

A lecture about Leopardi’s “Ginestra” (Wild Broom): the two antagonists; aridity and ruin. Man faced with a choice between the cowardly and the heroic. The view-points of the fourth and the sixth stanzas: mental attitudes reflected in the landscapes
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Chessboards and Labyrinths in the Philosophical Thinking of Leopardi

«Nec ridere nec lugere sed intelligere» Spinoza
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Moral Changes in “Promessi sposi” (“The Betrothed”) by Manzoni

Studies concerning Friar Christopher, Renzo, Gertrude and the Unnamed.
Mutazioni morali nei Promessi sposi-Lezioni.pdf
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