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Jerusalem Delivered: An English Prose Version / Edition 1

Jerusalem Delivered: An English Prose Version / Edition 1

by Torquato Tasso
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814318304

ISBN-13: 9780814318300

Pub. Date: 04/28/1987

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Ralph Nash, in his approach to Gerusalemme Liberata, concluded that a close, fluent translation in prose of Tasso's epic would offer the most successful rendering of this important chivalric romance. In addition to conveying the imagery more accurately, a prose translation avoids deforming or modifying the text by forcing it into a poetic format. As a result,

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Ralph Nash, in his approach to Gerusalemme Liberata, concluded that a close, fluent translation in prose of Tasso's epic would offer the most successful rendering of this important chivalric romance. In addition to conveying the imagery more accurately, a prose translation avoids deforming or modifying the text by forcing it into a poetic format. As a result, Nash has given the general reader and the student a fluent, accurate English version of Tasso's great narrative of the first crusade.

Nash's introduction aids the reader in understanding the place of the poem in the corpus of Renaissance literature. Annotations and a glossary clarify the numerous historical, geographical, and mythological references.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814318300
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
511
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.75(d)

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