“But men must not be discouraged or despair of themselves.”
— Giacomo Leopardi
In his correspondence of a thousand shades, Giacomo Leopardi is generous and ardent, tender with his brothers and nephews, obstinate and indomitable in the face of adversity. From his solitude populated by friends, he writes about the attention and comfort that men owe each other. These letters reveal an enthusiastic and passionate poet, eager for glory and freedom. Far from being a “dark lover of Death”, he is a man with an infinite and inextinguishable desire for life.