Leopardi, poet and philosopher, explores in humorous but savage dialogue
the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. He also imagines
conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the
Earth and the Moon, as well as producing a simple essay praising the humble
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Giacomo Leopardi—Dialogue Between Fashion And Death

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