Jerusalem Delivered (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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The great sixteenth-century poet vividly imagines the end of the First Crusade, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, and the taking of Jerusalem. This decidedly fictional 1581 account, influenced by Homer and Virgil as well as Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, is heavily seasoned with romance, intrigue, and sorcery. Tasso’s poem inspired painters, playwrights, and librettists for centuries. Verse translation by Edward Fairfax.

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Jerusalem Delivered (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


The great sixteenth-century poet vividly imagines the end of the First Crusade, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, and the taking of Jerusalem. This decidedly fictional 1581 account, influenced by Homer and Virgil as well as Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, is heavily seasoned with romance, intrigue, and sorcery. Tasso’s poem inspired painters, playwrights, and librettists for centuries. Verse translation by Edward Fairfax.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781411445994
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 1,193,156
  • File size: 463 KB

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Torquato Tasso (1544-1595) was a sixteenth-century Italian poet who was widely read into the nineteenth century. Part of a lively literary circle of a rival court to the Medicis, he spent time in an insane asylum. He died shortly before Pope Clement VIII was to crown him “king of the poets.”
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