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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


Introduction: ‘I dote on Tasso’

Jason Lawrence

in Tasso's Art and Afterlives: The Gerusalemme Liberata in England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090882
eISBN:
9781526128348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090882.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction demonstrates the continuing popularity of Tasso’s troubled life and epic poem in England up to the late nineteenth century via a fictional conversation in George Eliot’s final novel. ... More


Tasso's Silent Lyre

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores Torquato Tasso's crusader epic, Gerusalemme liberate (1581), and its famous agon with Ariosto's Orlando furioso. It argues that the Gerusalemme liberate struggles against the ... 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


With God on Our Side: Gerusalemme liberata

Tobias Gregory

in From Many Gods to One: Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226307558
eISBN:
9780226307565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307565.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the second great vernacular epic of the Italian cinquecento, Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata. It also investigates the question of whether and how Liberata is a tragic ... More


Il primo error: Love-Melancholy and Romance in the Gerusalemme Liberata

in The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750462
eISBN:
9780804767446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750462.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines love-melancholy and romance in Torquato Tasso's epic Gerusalemme Liberata, which tells the story of Tancredi and his obsessive love for Clorinda. When Tancredi finds out that ... 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


Monteverdi, Narrator

Mauro Calcagno

in From Madrigal to Opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267688
eISBN:
9780520951525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267688.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 6 shows how, on the one hand, the composer develops his voice as narrator to such a degree that in Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda Monteverdi transforms the epic poetry of Torquato Tasso ... More


Spenser

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/9780198117940.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

There is no author so prey to double violence against self and past as Torquato Tasso; and there is no author who feels so keenly the tortured energy released by an antiquarianism that seeks vainly ... More


Tasso's Art and Afterlives: The Gerusalemme Liberata in England

Jason Lawrence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090882
eISBN:
9781526128348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This interdisciplinary book examines the literary, artistic and biographical afterlives in England of the great Italian poet Torquato Tasso, from before his death in 1595 to the end of the nineteenth ... More


Tasso: Patronage and Imprisonment

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Tasso’s tortured relationship with Alonso II d’Este and its implications for his major writings, especially the Aminta and Gerusalemme Liberata. It places the poet’s career in ... 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


Pastoral Drama

G. W. Pigman III

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on translations of two texts that helped shape the theory of tragicomedy as an independent genre. These include Torquato Tasso's Aminta, first performed in 1573 and printed in ... More


Conclusion

Ita Mac Carthy

in The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175485
eISBN:
9780691189796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This concluding chapter explores some of the further transplantations that grace experiences towards the end of the sixteenth century. Emblematic of these transplantations are the work of the ... More


The Dragon Cart: The Femme Fatale in Seventeenth-Century French Opera

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Of all seventeenth-century cultural environments, the court of Louis XIV would seem the most concerned with dictating the terms of social and artistic order. Yet some of the most notable instances of ... More


Orbicular Poetics

Thomas Owens

in Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840862
eISBN:
9780191876479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840862.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Chapter 3 recovers the formal lineage of Wordsworth’s ‘Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty’ by following it back through Milton’s political sonnets to the Tuscan poets of the cinquecento, pre-eminently ... More


Horace Walpole’s Enchanted Castles

Dale Townshend

in Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845669
eISBN:
9780191880780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845669.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Extending the discussion of Walpole’s architectural imagination in Chapter 1, this chapter pays sustained attention to the assumption that the eponymous castle in his The Castle of Otranto (1764) is ... More


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