Name: Ana-Maria Dascălu
Affiliation: “G. Cälinescu” Institute of Literary History and Theory ofthe Romanian Academy
Citation Recommendation: Dascălu, Ana-Maria. „Die Ewige Sehnsucht nach Liebe — amori, passioni, dolori in Ugo Foscolos Sonetti”. Synthesis, no. XLI, 2014, pp. 35-45
Title: DIE EWIGE SEHNSUCHT NACH LIEBE — AMORI, PASSIONI, DOLORI IN UGO FOSCOLOS SONETTI
The eternal longing for love completes the conflict between ragione and cuore, one of the main themes in Ugo Foscolo’s Sonnets. The purpose of this article is to show how Foscolos describes/ inserts the theme of love in the verses of this particular literary genre, especially in the Sonnets IV, V, VI and VIII. As it can be seen seen in these four love sonnets, Foscolo succeeds in unifying the two elements (feeling and poetry) in this literary genre, his adventurous life being the source of his inspiration. Finally Ugo Foscolo, the lonely, solitary poet, who worshiped the reason and who tried to follow the ragione, let himself led by feelings (sentimenti) and passions (passioni), as long as love plays an important role not only in his life but also in his work, this feeling being considered one of the main motifs of his writings.
Keywords: Ugo Foscolo, Romanticism, Epistolary novel, Sonnets, emotion and rationality