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Orlando furioso : a new verse translation

Author: Lodovico Ariosto; David R Slavitt
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations into English
Named Person: Lodovico Ariosto; Lodovico Ariosto; Roland, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lodovico Ariosto; David R Slavitt
ISBN: 9780674060128 0674060121
OCLC Number: 733045944
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Awards: Nominated for Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work 2009
Description: xiv, 672 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: * Translator's Preface * Introduction by Charles S. Ross ORLANDO FURIOSO * Glossary of Names
Other Titles: Orlando furioso.
Responsibility: Ludovico Ariosto ; [translated by] David R. Slavitt.


With this lively new verse translation of one of the great literary achievements of the Italian Renaissance, Slavitt introduces readers to Ariosto's now-neglected masterpiece-a poem whose impact on  Read more...


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