❴PDF / Epub❵ ☃ Gerusalemme liberata Author Torquato Tasso – E17streets4all.co.uk Arguably the greatest Italian poet after Dante Toruato Tasso was born in Sorrento in 1544 and died in Rome in 1595 having served as the court poet in Ferrara been confined for years in a madhouse afte Arguably the greatest Italian poet after Dante Toruato Tasso was born in Sorrento in and died in Rome in having served as the court poet in Ferrara been confined for years in a madhouse after attacking a servant with a knife and composed one of the great works of Renaissance literature Unjustly neglected today Tasso's epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered'first published in is set in the th century and tells the story of the First Crusade and the siege which gave Christian armies control over Jerusalem and the Holy Lands for a timeAs in other epic poems 'Jerusalem Delivered' deftly mixes history and myth Tasso's heroes Godfrey leader of the Christian armies; Rinaldo bravest of the Christian warriors; and Tancred the Italian prince who falls in love with the pagan warrioress Clorinda whom he eventually andsimultaneously converts and kills must face not only the Saracens and their allies but also a host of fearsome and manipulative devils demons and sorcerers This is a sweeping and often thrilling tale of war faith love and sex that easily rivals its classical predecessors Writing at a time when Christianity was bitterly divided Tasso was naturally concerned with the nature of leadership and loyalty with the importance of sacrifice with the evils of corruption and with the existence of truth themes that continue to resonate today No wonder that for three centuries 'Jerusalem Delivered' was considered the great modern epic Indeed Spenser borrowed scenes and episodes from this poem in writing the 'Faerie ueen' and Milton was greatly influenced by Tasso when writing his own Christian epic 'Paradise Lost'English language readers who are familiar with Tasso's grand romance have until now known it only through a verse translation by English poet Edward Fairfax published in In order to fit Tasso's stanzas into the then popular Spenserian verse form Fairfax had to alter the original poem considerably Now years later Anthony Esolen presents a new translation that transforms 'Jerusalem Delivered' into an English language masterpiece The first major verse translation into English since Fairfax's Esolen's version is both true to its original source and fluid than that of hisElizabethan predecessor Esolen has translated 'Jerusalem Delivered' with the care of poet capturing the delight of Tasso's descriptions the different voices of its cast of characters the shadingsbetween glory and tragedy and does them all in an English as powerful as Tasso's Italian Esolen's will immediately be acclaimed as the definitive translation of this powerful work of faith and war Like theFagles 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' the Pinsky 'Inferno' and Seamus Heaney's imaginative new rendering of 'Beowulf' Anthony Esolen's bold fast moving and faithful translation of Tasso'sCrusade era adventure will introduce a new generation of readers to a masterpiece of world literature.
Toruato Tasso March – April was an Italian poet of the th century best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata Jerusalem Delivered in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade during the siege of Jerusalem He died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by.
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