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"Leopardi suffered from nervous disorders, poor eyesight and health, and developed a hunchback in his short lifetime. His family life was very difficult to say the least, as was his relationship to his mother. Women neither eased his pain nor offered much happy distraction, but rather added to his melancholy. His real refuge was his father’s library where he literally and figuratively spent his youth. As Galassi notes in the Chronology, '[1812] begins the "seven years of insane and desperate study" in his father’s library of sixteen thousand volumes.'" Heather Hartley • The Rumpus


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