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Tasso's Art and Afterlives: The Gerusalemme Liberata in England

Jason Lawrence


This interdisciplinary book examines the literary, artistic and biographical afterlives in England of the great Italian poet Torquato Tasso, from before his death in 1595 to the end of the nineteenth century. Focusing predominantly on the impact of his once famous epic poem Gerusalemme liberata across a broad spectrum of arts, it aims to stimulate a revival of interest in an undeservedly neglected poetic masterpiece and its author, more than fifty years after the last book-length account of the poet in English. Tasso’s poem is remembered in Anglophone criticism today, if at all, as a principal ... More

Keywords: Torquato Tasso, Gerusalemme liberata, afterlives, Spenser, Bowre of Blisse, Armida, Samuel Daniel, Van Dyck, Poussin, Byron

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090882
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Lawrence, author
University of Hull