The personal notebook of the eminent Italian poet of the nineteenth century, Zibaldone is a behemoth translation - years in the making - of Leopardi’s essential reflections on culture, society and literature of his era.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.