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Liberation of Jerusalem

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ISBN-10: 0199535353

ISBN-13: 9780199535354

Edition: 2009

Authors: Torquato Tasso, Max Wickert, Mark Davie

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'The bitter tragedy of human life-- horrors of death, attack, retreat, advance, and the great game of Destiny and Chance. ' In The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme Liberata, 1581), Torquato Tasso set out to write an epic to rival the Iliad and the Aeneid. Unlike his predecessors, he took his subject not from myth but from history: the Christian capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. The siege of the city is played out alongside a magical romance of love and sacrifice, in which the Christian knight Rinaldo succumbs to the charms of the pagan sorceress Armida, and the warrior maiden Clorinda inspires a fatal passion in the Christian Tancred. Tasso's masterpiece left its mark on…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English