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Ariosto, Lodovico 1474-1533

Works: 3,520 works in 9,572 publications in 9 languages and 58,370 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Illustrations  Paraphrases  Juvenile works 
Roles: Librettist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Creator, Speaker, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PQ4582.E5, 851.3
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Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
1,713 editions published between 1516 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 9,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532) is the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France, a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a fitting monument to the court society of the Italian Renaissance which gave it birth. In a kaleidoscope of scenes and emotions, three principal stories are developed: the love of Orlando for Angelica; the war between the Franks and the Saracens; and the love of Ruggiero, a Saracen, for Bradamant, a Christian. Enlivening and unifying the whole work is the vital personality of the author, endlessly teasing his readers and dropping casual asides about his contemporaries. Though highly serious in purpose and sophisticated in design, Orlando Furioso displays to the full Ariostro's remarkable sense of the absurd. This unabridged prose translation faithfully captures the narrative entire and renders meaning in its lightest shadings." - Back cover
Orlando furioso a new verse translation by Lodovico Ariosto ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With this new verse translation of Orlando Furioso ("Mad Orlando"), David R. Slavitt introduces readers to Ariosto's now-neglected masterpiece - a poem whose impact on Western literature can scarcely be exaggerated. Now, through translations of generous selections from this longest of all major European poems, Slavitt brings the poem to life in ways previous translators have nor." "At the heart of Ariosto's romance are Orlando's unrequited love for the pagan princess Angelica and his jealous rage when she elopes. The action takes place against a besieged Paris, as Charlemagne and his Christian paladins defend the city against the Saracen king. The poem, however, obeys no geography or rules but its own, as the story moves by whim from Japan to the Hebrides to the moon; it includes such imaginary creatures as the hippogriff and a sea monster called the orc. Orlando Furioso is Dante's medieval universe turned upside down and made comic. Characterized by satire, parody, and irony, the poem celebrates a new humanistic Renaissance conception of man in an utterly fantastical world. Slavitt's translation captures the energy, comedy, and great fun of Ariosto's Italian."--Jacket
Orlando Furioso The frenzy of Orlando by Lodovico Ariosto ( )
3 editions published between 1831 and 2009 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando Furioso is a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's unfinished romance Orlando Innamorato ("Orlando in Love", published posthumously in 1495). The action takes place against the background of the war between Charlemagne and his Christian p
Orlando furioso; selections from the translation of Sir John Harington by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando furioso = The frenzy of Orlando : a romantic epic by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando Furioso in English heroical verse by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
43 editions published between 1591 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir John Harington's translation of Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The satires of Ludovico Ariosto : a Renaissance autobiography by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando furioso translated from the Italian of Ludovico Ariosto ; with notes: by John Hoole. In five volumes. by Lodovico Ariosto ( )
33 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opere minori by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
15 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories from the Italian poets : with lives of the writers by Leigh Hunt ( Book )
14 editions published between 1846 and 1906 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parziale versione in prosa, con alcuni testi originali o traduzioni in versi, dei poemi di Dante, Pulci, Boiardo, Ariosto e Tasso
Orlando furioso: by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
31 editions published between 1755 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinque canti = Five cantos by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
L'orlando furioso di Lodovico Ariosto. T. II by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
111 editions published between 1739 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando furioso by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
132 editions published between 1739 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roland Furieux by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
88 editions published between 1571 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delle satire e rime del divino Ludovico Ariosto libri II. Con le annotazioni di Paolo Rolli, Compagno della Societa Reale. E Accademico Fiorentino nuovamente dal medesimo accresciute e corrette by Lodovico Ariosto ( )
18 editions published between 1731 and 1735 in Italian and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Lena by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
47 editions published between 1535 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lirica by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
9 editions published between 1924 and 1928 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando furioso di Ludovico Ariosto raccontato da Italo Calvino by Lodovico Ariosto ( Book )
25 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Areostus, Ludovicus.
Ariost 1474-1533
Ariost, Lodovico
Ariost, Lodovico, 1474-1533
Ariost, Ludovico 1474-1533
Ariost, Ludwig, 1474-1533
Arioste, 1474-1533
Arioste, L'
Arioste, L' (1474-1533).
Arioste, Louis
Arioste, Louis 1474-1533
Arioste, Louys, 1474-1533
Arioste, Loys, 1474-1533
Arioste, Ludovic.
Arioste, Ludovico 1474-1533
Arioste, Ludovico Ariosto
Ariosti, Lodovico, 1474-1533
Ariosto, 1474-1533
Ariosto, L.
Ariosto, Lodevico, 1474-1533
Ariosto, Lodouico.
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Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533
Ariosto, Ludouico.
Ariosto, Ludovico
Ariosto, Ludovico, 1474-1533
Ariosto, Lûdoviko.
Ariosto, Ludoviko, 1474-1533
Ariosto, Ludwig 1474-1533
Ariosto, Ludwik.
Ariostus, Ludovicus 1474-1533
Aristo, Lodevico, 1474-1533
Aryosto, L.
Aryosto, Ludowik.
Aryosto, Ludwik
Dousmolin, Joseph 1474-1533
Lodovico Ariosto 1474-1533
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Toscanella, Oratio 1474-1533
Touchmolin, Joseph 1474-1533
Tuchemolin, Joseph 1474-1533
Ариосто, Лудовико, 1474-1533
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