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Author Tasso, Torquato, 1544-1595.

Title The liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata) / Torquato Tasso ; translated by Max Wickert ; with an introduction and notes by Mark Davie.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  851 T18L    Check Shelf
Description xxxvi, 454 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxx-xxxii).
Summary "In The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata, 1581), Torquato Tasso set out to write an epic to rival the Iliad and the Aeneid. Unlike his predecessors, he took his subject not from myth but from history: the Christian capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. The siege of the city is played out a longside a magical romance of love and sacrifice, in which the Christian knight Rinaldo succumbs to the charms of the pagan sorceress Armida, and the warrior maiden Clorinda inspires a fatal passion in the Christian Tancred." "Tasso's masterpiece left its mark on writers from Spenser and Milton to Goethe and Byron, and inspired countless painters and composers. This is the first English translation in modern times that faithfully reflects both the sense and the verse form of the original. Max Wickert's fine rendering is introduced by Mark Davie, who places Tasso's poem in the context of his life and times and points to the qualities that have ensured its lasting impact on Western culture."--Jacket.
Subject Jerusalem -- History -- Latin Kingdom, 1099-1244 -- Poetry.
Epic poetry, Italian -- Translations into English.
Godfrey, of Bouillon, approximately 1060-1100 -- Poetry.
Crusades -- First, 1096-1099 -- Poetry.
Godfrey, of Bouillon, approximately 1060-1100. (OCoLC)fst01820863
Crusades (First : 1096-1099) (OCoLC)fst00884405
Crusades. (OCoLC)fst00884401
Epic poetry, Italian. (OCoLC)fst00913931
Middle East -- Jerusalem. (OCoLC)fst01216276
Chronological Term 1099-1244
Genre/Form History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Added Author Wickert, Max.
Added Title Gerusalemme liberata. English
ISBN 9780199535354 (alk. paper)
0199535353 (alk. paper)
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