Combining myth, philosophy, theology, science, astronomy, astrology, history, politics, geography, and exploration, Torquato Tasso's Creation of the World is a sweeping vision of the universe and our place in it. This new translation is a comprehensive line-by-line rendering in modern English, allowing readers to fully appreciate the subtle nuances of Tasso's exquisite poetry as well as the stunning expanse of his learning and understanding. Over fifty illustrations offer lively and diverse interpretations of the poem, contributing to a unique aesthetic experience that readers will happily enjoy and return to again and again.
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Torquato Tasso (1544–1595) was an Italian poet known across Europe for his poem La Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581). His late masterpiece Il Mondo Creato (Creation of the World, 1592, 1607) is an exposition of early-modern sensibility emerging from the turbulence of the late Counter-Reformation. Some scholars have suggested Tasso influenced John Milton, whose Paradise Lost reflects elements of Tasso’s style, themes, and genius.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 362 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.91 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 153498352X