El Zibaldone de Leopardi y la escritura diarística en Cataluña

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© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone was well received in Catalonia during the second half of the twentieth century. This article explores the reception of his diary by Catalan diarists, particularly Joan Puig i Ferreter and Josep Pla. The similarities and differences between these authors and Leopardi could be defined in terms of the following characteristics: a) tempering the presence of the ‘I’ without deposing it; b) substituting a systematic discourse for the illusion of the statement expressed in absolute terms; c) simultaneously promoting anti-poetic writing and oases of lyricism; and d) uninhibition and dispersion in the mechanisms of intertextuality
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-302
JournalHispanic Research Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2016


  • diary writing
  • fragmentary writing
  • Giacomo Leopardi
  • Joan Puig i Ferreter
  • Josep Pla
  • narcissism


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