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Reading Old Books: Writing with Traditions

Peter Mack

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691194004
eISBN:
9780691195353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194004.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In literary and cultural studies, “tradition” is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In this book, the author offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary ... More


From Intrigue to Detection: Transformations of Classical Comedy, 1566–1594

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores further the significance of forensic rhetoric in Latin intrigue comedies, which reflexively identify their own ‘probability’ (their power to convince us as stories) with legal ... More


Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Colin Burrow

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book presents a comprehensive view of the epic tradition from Homer, through Virgil, Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and the host of minor writers who helped create the idiom within which these writers ... More


Ariosto's “Fier Pastor”: Form and History in Orlando furioso

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Although Ariosto is often thought of as a literary fantasist, this chapter argues for his oblique political engagement in his romance-epic, Orlando furioso, primarily through the strategic ... More


Ariosto

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The playful, dislocating attitude to ancient literature is part of the delight of reading Italian epic romances. They swirl around, playing tricks, frustrating, enchanting, and getting nowhere with ... More


Tasso

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata has a very different setting. Most of its action takes place on the clear, open spaces of a plain around the city of Jerusalem. Two opposed camps are set against ... More


Inglorious Miltons

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century epic writers had to work hard to invent a modern equivalent for the conceptual idiom of classical epic, and laboured both to unpick the idioms of earlier ... More


Elements of Mock Epic

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the relation of mock epic to earlier genres. It discusses Italian romance epic, especially Ariosto's Orlando furioso, showing how it represents sexual relations with more ... More


The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome

Jane E. Everson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160151
eISBN:
9780191716386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160151.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The immense success of the Italian romance or chivalric epic between the mid-14th century and the 16th century constitutes a striking paradox. The flowering of the genre, between the composition of ... More


The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Ita Mac Carthy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175485
eISBN:
9780691189796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

‘Grace’ emerges as a keyword in the culture and society of sixteenth-century Italy. This book explores how it conveys and connects the most pressing ethical, social and aesthetic concerns of an age ... More


Mars and Venus—Love and War

JANE E. EVERSON

in The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160151
eISBN:
9780191716386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160151.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the themes of love and war in epic poetry. It argues that these principal themes of the romance epic of the early Renaissance are virtually preset. The question facing poets ... More


Ronsard Furieux: Interest in Ariosto

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks into Ronsard’s inspiration from the career of Ludovico Ariosto, an Italian poet, in tracing the evolution of Ronsard’s early style from the forced antiquarianism of his odes to the ... More


Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Eleonora Stoppino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of gender, dynastic politics, and intertextuality in medieval and renaissance chivalric epic, focusing on Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso (1516–1532). Relying on the direct ... More


Renaissance Epics: Ariosto, Tasso, and Spenser

Peter Mack

in Reading Old Books: Writing with Traditions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691194004
eISBN:
9780691195353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194004.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter takes a look at Orlando Furioso (1516, 1532), Gerusalemme Liberata (1581), and The Faerie Queene (1596), which are the recognized epic masterpieces of their eras. They draw in succession ... More


Selves

Matthew Bevis

in Wordsworth's Fun

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This final chapter ranges more widely across The Prelude in order to consider how forms of selving and humoring speak to one another, and how they speak to the vision (or version) of Wordsworth ... More


Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Lewis Lockwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Based on documentary and archival research, this book provides a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave ... More


Liberating the Tomb: Difference and Death in Gerusalemme liberata

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on a major work of the later sixteenth century, Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata, whose narrative arc is shaped by the felt need for the poem to free its characters and its author ... More


Ericthonius's Secret: Body Politics in Ariosto's Orlando furioso

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes Ariosto's elaborate exploration of the politics of gender and the gendering of politics in the curious tale of the defeat of the phallocratic giant, Marganorre, by the warrior ... More


Clizia's Histories

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Machiavelli's lesser known, yet still estimable, comedy Clizia. While dramatizing, as in Chapters 4 and 7, the gendering of power and the power struggles between the genders, ... More


‘englishing th’Italian Ariost’: The Orlando Furioso among the Elizabethans: Adaptation and Audience

Andrew Hiscock

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This discussion focuses upon the production of editions and translations of Ariosto’s epic poem, the circulation of these texts and the allusions to Ariosto in the early modern, most particularly, ... More


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