Tasso's Art and Afterlives in England by Jason LawrenceTasso's Art and Afterlives in England by Jason Lawrence

Tasso's Art and Afterlives in England

byJason Lawrence

Hardcover | September 13, 2017

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This interdisciplinary study examines the literary, artistic and biographical afterlives in England of the great sixteenth-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso, from before his death to the end of the nineteenth century. Focusing on the lasting impact of his once famous poem Gerusalemmeliberata across a spectrum of arts, it aims to stimulate a revival of interest in a neglected poetic masterpiece and its author, some fifty years after the last account of the poet in English. The influence of Tasso's poem is traced and analysed in the literary works of Spenser, Milton, Shakespeare and Daniel, and consideration is also given to its impact on the visual and musical arts in England, in works by Van Dyck, Poussin and Handel. A second strand focuses on English responses toTasso's troubled life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, exemplified in Byron's memorable impersonation of the poet's voice in The Lament of Tasso.
Jason Lawrence is Lecturer in English at the University of Hull, UK.
Title:Tasso's Art and Afterlives in EnglandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:September 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0719090881

ISBN - 13:9780719090882

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