The Heroic Enthusiasts

An Ethical Poem

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Author: Giordano Bruno
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,336 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 522
Added to site: 2006.11.15
mnybks.net#: 15245
Genre: Poetry

original title: Gli Eroici Furori

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ps towards Switzerland. He visited the universities in different towns of Switzerland, France, and Germany, and wherever he went he left behind him traces of his visit in some hurried writings. The only work of the Nolan, written in Italy, which has survived is "Il Candelajo," which was published in Paris. Levi, in his Life of Bruno, passes in review his various works; but it will suffice here to reproduce what he says of the "Eroici Furori," the first part of which I have translated, and to note his remarks upon the style of Bruno, which presents many difficulties to the translator on account of its formlessness. Goethe says of Bruno's writings: "Zu allgemeiner Betrachtung und Erhebung der Geistes eigneten sich die Schriften des Jordanus Brunous von Nola; aber freilich das gediegene Gold and Silber aus der Masse jener zo ungleich begabten Erzgänge auszuscheiden und unter den Hammer zu bringen erfordert fast mehr als menschliche Kräfte vermögen."

I believe that no translation of Giordano

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