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The Resource Orlando furioso : a new verse translation, Ludovico Ariosto ; [translated by] David R. Slavitt

Orlando furioso : a new verse translation, Ludovico Ariosto ; [translated by] David R. Slavitt

Label
Orlando furioso : a new verse translation
Title
Orlando furioso
Title remainder
a new verse translation
Statement of responsibility
Ludovico Ariosto ; [translated by] David R. Slavitt
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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 are Orlando's unrequited love for the pagan princess Angelica and his jealous rage when she elopes. The action takes place against a besieged Paris, as Charlemagne and his Christian paladins defend the city against the Saracen king. The poem, however, obeys no geography or rules but its own, as the story moves by whim from Japan to the Hebrides to the moon; it includes such imaginary creatures as the hippogriff and a sea monster called the orc. Orlando Furioso is Dante's medieval universe turned upside down and made comic. Characterized by satire, parody, and irony, the poem celebrates a new humanistic Renaissance conception of man in an utterly fantastical world. Slavitt's translation captures the energy, comedy, and great fun of Ariosto's Italian."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1474-1533
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Ariosto, Lodovico
Dewey number
851/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4582.E5
LC item number
A38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
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Slavitt, David R.
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Roland (Legendary character)
Label
Orlando furioso : a new verse translation, Ludovico Ariosto ; [translated by] David R. Slavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318876862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 672 pages
Isbn
9780674035355
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)318876862
Label
Orlando furioso : a new verse translation, Ludovico Ariosto ; [translated by] David R. Slavitt
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318876862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 672 pages
Isbn
9780674035355
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)318876862

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