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The quest for epic : from Ariosto to Tasso

Author: Sergio Zatti; Dennis Looney; Sally Hill
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Translated here for the first time into English, Sergio Zatti's The Quest for Epic is a selection of studies on the two major poets of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso, by one of the most important literary critics writing in Italy today. An original and challenging work, The Quest for Epic documents the development of Italian narrative from the chivalric romance at the end of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Ludovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Ariosto, Lodovico <1474-1533> - Critique et interprétation.; Ariosto, Lodovico <1474-1533> / Orlando furioso.; Tasso, Torquato <1544-1595> - Critique et interprétation.; Tasso, Torquato <1544-1595> / Gerusalemme liberata.; Ludovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio Zatti; Dennis Looney; Sally Hill
ISBN: 0802090311 9780802090317 0802093736 9780802093738
OCLC Number: 62227562
Notes: Translation from Italian.
Description: 315 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Furioso between Epos and romance --
2. The quest : considerations on the form of the Furioso --
3. Turpin's role : poetry and truth in the Furioso --
4. Tasso versus Ariosto? --
5. The shattering of the chivalric world : Ariosto's Cinque canti --
6. Christian uniformity, pagan multiplicity --
7. Errancy, infirmity, and conquest : figures of conflict --
8. Torquato Tasso : epic in the age of dissimulation.
Responsibility: Sergio Zatti ; introduction by Albert Russell Ascoli ; edited by Dennis Looney ; translated by Sally Hill with Dennis Looney.

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