To The Moon

Giacomo LEOPARDI (1798 - 1837), translated by Frederick TOWNSEND ( - )

Giacomo Leopardi is a great name in Italy among philosophers and poets, but is quite unknown in this country, and Mr. Townsend has the honor of introducing him, in the most captivating way, to his countrymen. In Germany and France he has excited attention. Translations have been made of his works; essays have been written on his ideas. But in England his name is all but unheard of. Six or seven years ago Mr. Charles Edwards published a translation of the essays and dialogues, but no version of the poems has appeared, so far as I know. Leopardi was substantially a poet,—that is to say, he had imagination, sentiment, passion, an intense love of beauty, a powerful impulse towards things ideal. (O. B. Frothingham, from the Preface of The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi)

Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 To The Moon - Read by ALP Algy Pug
00:01:23
Play 02 To The Moon - Read by BK Bruce Kachuk
00:01:31
Play 03 To The Moon - Read by DL David Lawrence
00:01:17
Play 04 To The Moon - Read by DW Don Will
00:01:20
Play 05 To The Moon - Read by ED Eva Davis
00:01:25
Play 06 To The Moon - Read by EL Newgatenovelist
00:01:37
Play 07 To The Moon - Read by GB Garth Burton
00:01:29
Play 08 To The Moon - Read by GG Greg Giordano
00:01:35
Play 09 To The Moon - Read by JH Jude
00:01:30
Play 10 To The Moon - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
00:01:32
Play 11 To The Moon - Read by NR Nemo
00:01:27
Play 12 To The Moon - Read by PS Phil Schempf
00:01:09
Play 13 To The Moon - Read by TP Tomas Peter
00:01:24
Play 14 To The Moon - Read by VB tovarisch
00:01:27