Learn Italian with Literature
Learn Italian with prose and poems of Italian literature, original text with parallel English translation. Passages and lyrics from famous - and not so famous - Italian writers have been selected to let you appreciate the Italian language through those who mastered it in the highest degree.
A variety of famous, and not so famous, poems and passages of literary works were chosen, so as to savour different periods and styles, and appreciate the best expressions in the Italian language. The excerpts are introduced with a historical and literary background and, whenever possible, include a video as well.
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A sketch with Orson Welles playing a Marxist, bossy director in a "movie within the movie" routine...
The original, Neapolitan Cinderella fable, adapted to a musical and animated film...
Umberto Eco imagines the answers that famous figures might give to the common question Come va?...
An interview to Ignazio Silone on the importance of his roots, and his beloved peasants of Marsica...
Alphabetical List of Writers
- Dante Alighieri's mysteries
- Giambattista Basile: La Gatta Cenerentola
- Giosuè Carducci: San Martino
- Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio's father
- Gabriele D'Annunzio: I Pastori | La Pioggia nel Pineto
- Edmondo de Amicis: Cuore
- Antonio de Curtis (Totò): 'A Livella
- Erri De Luca: The Praise of Feet
- Umberto Eco: Come va?
- Oriana Fallaci: Lettera a un bambino mai nato
- Ugo Foscolo: Alla sera
- Giuseppe Giusti: Sant'Ambrogio
- Guido Gozzano: La Notte Santa
- Giacomo Leopardi: L'Infinito
- Niccolò Machiavelli: The Fortune of Il Principe
- Don Lorenzo Milani: Lettera a una professoressa
- Eugenio Montale: Meriggiare pallido e assorto
- Alessandro Manzoni: "Addio, monti" from I Promessi Sposi
- Giovanni Pascoli: X Agosto
- Pier Paolo Pasolini: Una Luce
- Luigi Pirandello: La Patente
- Salvatore Quasimodo: Alle Fronde dei Salici
- Gianni Rodari: Il Vestito di Arlecchino | Filastrocca di Capodanno | L'Anno Nuovo
- William Shakespeare and the Florio-Crollalanza theory: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
- Ignazio Silone: Sono un terrone | Fontamara
- Trilussa: Ninna nanna