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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.
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Zatti, Sergio, 1950-
Quest for epic.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006297031
(OCoLC)62227562
Named Person: Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Lodovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; Ludovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio Zatti; Dennis Looney; Sally Hill
ISBN: 9781442682160 1442682167 1281991740 9781281991744
OCLC Number: 808374050
Notes: Translation from Italian.
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages).
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.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Sergio Zatti ; introduction by Albert Russell Ascoli ; edited by Dennis Looney ; translated by Sally Hill with Dennis Looney.
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