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  1. Ines Ines says:

    How wonderful I can say that I hated it so much during high school and now nearly 25 years later i love it much The reading was long and tiring, challenging if not sometimes impossible to understand events under a clear historical and allegorical basis The story tells the deeds of Geoffrey of Bouillon who went on a crusade to free Jerusalem Many events and characters will be presented in the various songs, so that the exact plot is difficult to understand without the help of some epic compe How wonderful I can say that I hated it so much during high school and now nearly 25 years later i love it much The reading was long and tiring, challenging if not sometimes impossible to understand events under a clear historical and allegorical basis The story tells the deeds of Geoffrey of Bouillon who went on a crusade to free Jerusalem Many events and characters will be presented in the various songs, so that the exact plot is difficult to understand without the help of some epic compendium.The final part with the death of Clorinda, wrongly killed by his beloved Tancredi is moving to say at least I had already seen in the past the melodrama Rinaldo by Handel, also in this case a wonder for the soul, so having read the book of Tasso with his songs gave me a complete understanding of the drama in question.It is not a reading for everyone, there are many characters, I read the book in vulgar Italian, and I almost had to read the paraphrase text many times side by side.Che meraviglia e dire che l ho odiato cos tanto durante il liceo La lettura stata lunga e faticosa, impegnativa se non a volte impossibile nel capire gli avvenimenti sotto una chiara base storica e allegorica La storia parla delle gesta di Goffredo da Buglione andato in crociata appunto per liberare Gerusalemme Tantissimi eventi e personaggi verranno presentati nei vari canti, tanto che l esatta trama difficile da comprendere senza un aiuto di qualche compendio ei epica.La parte finale con la morte di Clorinda, uccisa erroneamente da suo amato Tancredi commovente a dir poco Avevo gi visto in passato il melodramma Rinaldo di Handel, anche in questo caso una meraviglia per l anima, l aver letto quindi il libro di Tasso con i suoi canti mi ha dato una completa comprensione del dramma in questione.Non una lettura per tutti, vi sono tantissimi personaggi, ho letto il libro in italiano volgare, e ho dovuto quasi sempre leggermi la parafrasi fianco testo


  2. Nkotulak Nkotulak says:

    Absolutely beautiful work, and my favorite epic poem hands down I had never heard of this work until I took a class called From Homer to Star Wars in which we, as the name implies, started with Homer s epics, and followed major epics through to Star Wars There are several comments which I wish to make about this incredible piece.1 The poetry is incredible The description of Satan put my hair on end and left me speechless Also, note the brilliance of the description of the soldiers march Absolutely beautiful work, and my favorite epic poem hands down I had never heard of this work until I took a class called From Homer to Star Wars in which we, as the name implies, started with Homer s epics, and followed major epics through to Star Wars There are several comments which I wish to make about this incredible piece.1 The poetry is incredible The description of Satan put my hair on end and left me speechless Also, note the brilliance of the description of the soldiers marching blending into the sun at the horizon, wings on their feet and wings in their heart lifting them toward battle I was spellbound The same mastery is found throughout the tale.2 When reading the epics chronologically, note that this is the FIRST of the major epics in which all of the female characters are JUST as developed as the male characters Yes, Penelope is a strong female character, but not in comparison to the women here.3 Pay special attention to Tasso s understanding of psychology A perfect example is when Tancred, who is always described as having never been afraid, first experiences fear Keep in mind that Tasso suffered from mental illness himself, and was, therefore, most likely very attuned to the inner workings of the mind.Brilliant Magical Spellbinding A true work of art I could go on, but it s probably best if you just find out for yourself


  3. Markus Markus says:

    Jerusalem DelivreeBy Torquato Tasso 1544 1595 Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century.He published this major work in 1580 which is an epic imaginative and poetic version of the historic First Crusade and the siege and battles before Jerusalem 1099 This edition is a new French translation from the original medieval Italian original.The language is still colourful and dramatic, but the beauty of the original rhymed style is lost.I suggest that a reader interested in the beauty of Tasso s Jerusalem DelivreeBy Torquato Tasso 1544 1595 Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century.He published this major work in 1580 which is an epic imaginative and poetic version of the historic First Crusade and the siege and battles before Jerusalem 1099 This edition is a new French translation from the original medieval Italian original.The language is still colourful and dramatic, but the beauty of the original rhymed style is lost.I suggest that a reader interested in the beauty of Tasso s poem should read it, if possible, only in its original Italian version.As for historical facts, the author has taken great liberty with names and places of the battles He has written his work about 500 years after the events and drew his knowledge from the literature on chivalry and romantic fictions around the theme of King Arthur and his knights Homer and Virgil are the muses for Tasso in many lines of his poem.Details of the siege however and the general attack resulting in the fall of Jerusalem are exact copies of reports from historians.He had little knowledge of Islamic traditions and behaviour.Events involving armed female warriors and romantic love affairs were quite impossible at the time and place.My personal interest in this book was satisfied with elaborate, extensive notes after each chapter we find the exact known events taken from reports by historians both French and Arabic of the Xth century.The reports are about the crusader s road to Jerusalem with battles and conquests of the different Kingdoms and Cities on the way Notably, the siege and conquest of Nic e and Antioch were some of the pilgrim s leaders remained to reign over these important places.The names of the leading French noblemen are recorded and so are many fights and duelsof individuals The most disturbing issues are the cruel and inhuman behaviour of the Christian crusaders towards the civilian population of Jerusalem All without distinction of age and sex were massacred by the thousands.Historical monuments dating from the times of Salomon looted and destroyed without distinction.As history would have it, the conquest of Jerusalem was of a short life Only eighty eight years after, Saladin, the great Muslim conquerer recovered Jerusalem from the Christian Kings, and new crusades started over again.Tasso died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope Until the beginning of the 19th century, he remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe My recommendation as I said above is twofold one for lovers of ancient epic poems to read it in original Italian language The other is for readers of historical events is the biography of Tasso and the rich collection of reports from ancient French and Arabic historians


  4. Ƒįⱡ Ƒįⱡ says:

    A true epic, in scope and delivery and Wickert s work is what every translator should strive for This is a highly fictionalised rendering of the First Crusade s taking of Jerusalem Hints of The Iliad and The Aeneid are everywhere, although Tasso s depiction of war issomber and less heroic His evil council of Hell in turn influenced Milton s Paradise Lost.Godfrey of Bouillon, heroic Tancred and invincible Rinaldo vie for supremacy with the likes of Solyman the Sultan, unstoppable A A true epic, in scope and delivery and Wickert s work is what every translator should strive for This is a highly fictionalised rendering of the First Crusade s taking of Jerusalem Hints of The Iliad and The Aeneid are everywhere, although Tasso s depiction of war issomber and less heroic His evil council of Hell in turn influenced Milton s Paradise Lost.Godfrey of Bouillon, heroic Tancred and invincible Rinaldo vie for supremacy with the likes of Solyman the Sultan, unstoppable Argant and Clorinda, warrior maiden extraordinaire The action is emotionally charged, the interludes are interesting and a nice change of pace and the side stories are a plus instead of being distractions The whole thing is beautiful, charming and kinda cool Methinks I will look forItalian classics


  5. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    I strongly believe that all serious readers should at least once per year take a trip back in time to read something from another era In this manner, Jerusalem Delivered is well worth consideringJerusalem delivered is a great work which shows how close to the classical period European culture was during the Renaissance In English translation, this epic poem written in Italian is very similar in feel to Virgil s Latin Epic the Aenid The author who was a purely a man of letters writes intermina I strongly believe that all serious readers should at least once per year take a trip back in time to read something from another era In this manner, Jerusalem Delivered is well worth consideringJerusalem delivered is a great work which shows how close to the classical period European culture was during the Renaissance In English translation, this epic poem written in Italian is very similar in feel to Virgil s Latin Epic the Aenid The author who was a purely a man of letters writes interminable descriptions of battles that do not really interest him and which bore the reader intensely Deities and other supernatural creatures regularly intervene in human affairs God and St Michel both participate in the events of Jerusalem Delivered The heroine is a flying witch.Jerusalem Delivered s best moments are those where it describes the battle of the sexes The female characters are by far superior to the male characters


  6. Suzannah Suzannah says:

    Full review at Vintage Novels Reading Tasso I was struck by how similar epic poems are to the modern epic blockbuster movie Think of the Ridley Scott style oevre You have blithe disregard for historical accuracy, unbelievable feats of arms, and completely apocryphal romance subplots, often starring hilariously waiflike action girls who mow down enemies by the score.Believe it or not, when our forefathers sat down to write blockbuster poems, this wasor less the approach they took, and Ta Full review at Vintage Novels Reading Tasso I was struck by how similar epic poems are to the modern epic blockbuster movie Think of the Ridley Scott style oevre You have blithe disregard for historical accuracy, unbelievable feats of arms, and completely apocryphal romance subplots, often starring hilariously waiflike action girls who mow down enemies by the score.Believe it or not, when our forefathers sat down to write blockbuster poems, this wasor less the approach they took, and Tasso is as much fun as the rest of them You will learnabout the medieval and Renaissance conception of the Crusades from this book than you will learn actual historical details this is certainly the Hollywood blockbuster version of events


  7. Petruccio Hambasket IV Petruccio Hambasket IV says:

    I can t sing enough praise for these 20 cantos that Tasso laid down for us in 1581 I already thought that Orlando Furioso was a clear cut masterpiece, and this might just be better in terms of late Renaissance epic poetry Glory and tragedy is rendered through poetic stanzas which depict a highly imaginary crusader setting You can open this textbook size book and flip to any given page, point at a block of text and be blown away by Tasso s poetic ability and thats without context plus tra I can t sing enough praise for these 20 cantos that Tasso laid down for us in 1581 I already thought that Orlando Furioso was a clear cut masterpiece, and this might just be better in terms of late Renaissance epic poetry Glory and tragedy is rendered through poetic stanzas which depict a highly imaginary crusader setting You can open this textbook size book and flip to any given page, point at a block of text and be blown away by Tasso s poetic ability and thats without context plus translated The type of writing that should probably be vaulted and preserved for posterity A shame it s not as widely regarded in the modern world as it was just a couple centuries back


  8. An Idler An Idler says:

    In the foreword to his Aeneid, Dryden mentions Tasso s Gerusalemme liberata in the same breath as Homer and Virgil That piqued my interest, and I made an impulse purchase of Anthony Esolen s translation I m glad I did.The poem is primarily a bloody epic about the First Crusade and the siege of Jersualem in 1099 Esolen and Tasso present combat as abrupt, violent, and passionate The descriptions are vivid and varied especially compared to the tedium of, say, Malory s Le Morte d Arthur And w In the foreword to his Aeneid, Dryden mentions Tasso s Gerusalemme liberata in the same breath as Homer and Virgil That piqued my interest, and I made an impulse purchase of Anthony Esolen s translation I m glad I did.The poem is primarily a bloody epic about the First Crusade and the siege of Jersualem in 1099 Esolen and Tasso present combat as abrupt, violent, and passionate The descriptions are vivid and varied especially compared to the tedium of, say, Malory s Le Morte d Arthur And while the broader strategy of the war is presented in detail, there are a number of stunning set pieces the night ambush, the Miltonesque rousing of the demonic hordes that capture the imagination directly.But Tasso was a red blooded poet This epic is no sexless Iliad Tancred and Clorinda, Tancred and Erminia, Rinaldo and Armida any one of these is as good as Aeneas and Dido There s the allegorical angle as well, with Godfrey as intellect and Rinaldo as the temper, the army as the body and the princes as the higher faculties, Jerusalem as the ideal civil state and the attainment of it a means to the end of worshipping God.Highly recommended My favorite epic so far


  9. AB AB says:

    I ve been on the fence about reading this for over 4 years now and I have to say I am very happy I finally took the plunge It was a great read Tasso weaves a complex narrative of love, faith, and duty The cantos dealing with the mission to bring Rinaldo back to the crusaders dragged quite a bit It took me quite a bit to power through it Otherwise, I would highly recommend this epic.


  10. Anand Anand says:

    Near the end of the year, I was so happy to discover the Renaissance epic Jerusalem Delivered, written by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso Anthony Esolen s translation is quite clear, lucid, and readable I love the battles, the romance, the piety, the free flowing form, the adventures It s all quite great Next year I hope to read Orlando Furioso, which I hear is even funnier and cooler than Tasso s poem I think the adjective I can use to best describe it is C.S Lewis s own adjective edify Near the end of the year, I was so happy to discover the Renaissance epic Jerusalem Delivered, written by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso Anthony Esolen s translation is quite clear, lucid, and readable I love the battles, the romance, the piety, the free flowing form, the adventures It s all quite great Next year I hope to read Orlando Furioso, which I hear is even funnier and cooler than Tasso s poem I think the adjective I can use to best describe it is C.S Lewis s own adjective edifying Why have we lost the memory of the Italian Renaissance epics If only we rediscovered them They re quite good, if Tasso s engrossing poem is any clue.The scenes of Sophronia s and Olinda s love for one another that is strong as death, of the tyrant Aladine s poisoning the waters of the countryside, the fights of Tancredi and his love Clorinda, the healing of Tancredi by Erminia, the fight between Rinaldo and the Sultan Soliman, the scenes in Armida s Bower of Bliss, the baptism of Clorinda as she dies, the vision of the archangels that Godfrey of Bouillon the poem s chief hero sees as he fights for Jerusalem, the death of the married warrior couple Gildippe and Edward these are but a few moments in this epic that reminds me of Ridley Scott s Gladiator and Mel Gibson s Braveheart, two epics that go for bold in their bigness and sheer emotionalism.If the Icelandic sagas are apparently a well kept Secret, except for its deepest fans, so are the Italian Renaissance epics of the sixteenth century, the epic that entertained and delighted some of the greatest Western writers and minds like Spenser, Milton, and Byron I kept thinking of cinema when reading Tasso the stanzas and the form and the structure really support my conception that cinema would benefit from a great adaptation of Tasso s epic


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