Cinque Canti

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This new translation brings to English-speaking readers an intense and brooding work by the greatest poet of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto. Begun as a sequel to his epic masterpiece, Orlando Furioso (1516), the unfinished Cinque Canti are a powerful poem in their own right. Tragic in tone, they depict the disintegration of the chivalric world of Charlemagne and his knights and give poetic expression to a sense of cultural, political, and religious crisis felt in Ariosto's Italy and in early ...
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Overview

This new translation brings to English-speaking readers an intense and brooding work by the greatest poet of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto. Begun as a sequel to his epic masterpiece, Orlando Furioso (1516), the unfinished Cinque Canti are a powerful poem in their own right. Tragic in tone, they depict the disintegration of the chivalric world of Charlemagne and his knights and give poetic expression to a sense of cultural, political, and religious crisis felt in Ariosto's Italy and in early sixteenth-century Europe generally. David Quint's introduction freshly examines the literary sources and models of the Cinque Canti and discusses the cultural contexts and historical occasions of the poem. Printed with facing Italian text, this volume allows the modern English reader to experience a work of Renaissance literature whose savage beauty still has the power to chill and fascinate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520200098
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Series: Biblioteca Italiana Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author


Alexander Sheers studied comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts and at Princeton University. He now practices law in New York City. David Quint is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University. His most recent book is Epic and Empire: Politics and Generic Form from Virgil to Milton (1993).
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Further Reading 45
Principal Characters of the Cinque Canti 47
The Plot So Far 50
Text and Translation 53
Notes to the Translation 339
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2004

    Wonderful reading.

    I was looking for Orlando Furioso by Arioso and saw this shorter work and thought it was the first five cantos but it turned out that it is a continuation of Orlando Furioso which is a continuation of Orlando Innamorado by Boiardo. Its easy reading.

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