The Last Letters of Jacopo OrtisDe (autor) Ugo Foscolo Traducere de J. G. Nichols
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 26 May 2022
Foscolo's prose has been "brilliantly captured by J.G. Nichol's translation" (TLS)
Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827) is one of the most popular and studied Italian poets. He is most famous for his long poem 'On Sepulchres', and his unfinished work The Graces. After a life of wanderings, he ended up in London, where he spent the last eleven years of his life mixing with high society and the greatest writers of the day, including Lord Byron. He died in poverty in Turnham Green, now part of London, and his tomb can still be seen in the Chiswick Old Cemetery.
Foscolo's social sensitivity is unexpectedly apparent in the pages of this novel, and leaves one amazed by its almost anarchic lucidity.