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The Resource Jerusalem delivered (Gerusalemme liberata), Torquato, Tasso ; edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen

Jerusalem delivered (Gerusalemme liberata), Torquato, Tasso ; edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen

Label
Jerusalem delivered (Gerusalemme liberata)
Title
Jerusalem delivered (Gerusalemme liberata)
Statement of responsibility
Torquato, Tasso ; edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Late in the eleventh century the First Crusade culminated in the conquest of Jerusalem by Christian armies. Five centuries later, when Torquato Tasso began to search for a subject worthy of an epic, Jerusalem was governed by a sultan, Europe was in the crisis of religious division, and the Crusades were a nostalgic memory. Tasso turned to the First Crusade both as a subject that would test his poetic ambition and as a reflection on the quandaries of his own time. He sought to create a masterpiece that would deserve comparison with the great epics of the past. Gerusalemme liberata became one of the most widely read and cherished books of the Renaissance. First published in 1581, it was translated into English by Edward Fairfax in 1600. That translation has been the standard, even though Fairfax was only a good, not a great, poet. Fairfax tried to fit Tasso's verse into Spenserian stanzas, adding to and subtracting from the original and often changing Tasso's meaning. Anthony Esolen's new translation captures the delight of Tasso's descriptions, the different voices of its cast of characters, the shadings between glory and tragedy<U+0014>and it does all this in an English as powerful and clear as Tasso's Italian. Tasso's masterpiece finally emerges as an English masterpiece"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1544-1595
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tasso, Torquato
Dewey number
851/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4642.E21
LC item number
E84 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000098759
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Esolen, Anthony M
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  • Godfrey
  • Jerusalem
  • Epic poetry, Italian
  • Crusades
Label
Jerusalem delivered (Gerusalemme liberata), Torquato, Tasso ; edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 482-485) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43114985
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 491 pages
Isbn
9780801863226
Lccn
99055723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43114985
Label
Jerusalem delivered (Gerusalemme liberata), Torquato, Tasso ; edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 482-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43114985
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 491 pages
Isbn
9780801863226
Lccn
99055723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43114985

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