Torquato Tasso

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Torquato Tasso’s masterpiece ‘Jerusalem Delivered’ is a heroic epic poem in ottava rima, composed while the poet was incarcerated in the asylum of Santa Anna.  First published in 1581, it remains one of the greatest achievements of the Italian Renaissance. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Tasso’s complete epic poem, with multiple translations, the original Italian text, beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Tasso’s life and ‘Jerusalem Delivered’
* Concise introduction to the epic poem
* 3 translations of ‘Jerusalem Delivered’ — including the first English translation by Carew, available in no other collection.
* Also features Fairfax’s seminal translation and the more recent John Kingston James translation, appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the epic was first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original text
* Excellent formatting of the epic poem
* Easily locate the cantos you want to read
* Provides a special dual Italian and English text, allowing readers to compare the poem, stanza by stanza, between the original text and both Fairfax and James’ translation – ideal for students
* Features Leigh Hunt’s biography – discover Tasso’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Epic Poem
JERUSALEM DELIVERED
SIR RICHARD CAREW 1595 TRANSLATION
EDWARD FAIRFAX 1600 TRANSLATION
JOHN KINGSTON JAMES 1865 TRANSLATION

The Italian Text
CONTENTS OF THE ITALIAN TEXT

The Dual Text
THE DUAL ITALIAN AND ENGLISH TEXTS

The Biography
TASSO’S LIFE AND GENIUS by Leigh Hunt

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