As we see with Erminia, this delimiting is not only structural but also linguistic, as Tasso
incorporates potential threats to the epic narrator in order to contain them, imposing order over disorder and firmly establishing the poem's priorities.
Nell'ambito del dibattito tra ariostisti e tassisti, che segue alla pubblicazione della Liberata, tra le obiezioni fondamentali mosse al Furioso, c'era proprio la non necessitAaAaAeA delle singole parti denunciata secondo loro dall'Ariosto stesso quando scrive (XXVIII II): Lasciate questo canto, che senso esso puAaAaAeA star l'istoria, e non sarAaAaAeA man chi Mettendolo Turpino, anch'io l'ho messo, non per malevolenza ne' per gara Giuliani non ha con la figura di Tasso
quel rapporto empatico e privilegiato che Calvino intrattiene con Ariosto e con il suo poema.
Echoing these definitions, Tasso
himself defines meraviglia as that which "ci rende quasi attoniti di veder" [makes us almost speechless to see] (73); he assigns agency to meraviglia, putting it in the subject position and representing it as an animate power that effectively paralyzes the audience.
In tutto il processo, fondamentale risulta il ruolo di Scipione Gonzaga che per due anni riceve, smista e in parte copia i canti che Tasso
invia da Ferrara, per discuterli con i revisori i cui commenti trasmette all'ansioso poeta.
, a pseudonym, began creating graffiti when living in the, now-extinct, German Democratic Republic.
Schneider argues that Guarini's Pastor Fido 'upgrades Tasso
's strictly neo-Platonic reading of Petrarch's romance of love in the Aminta to a reading of Petrarch's romance of love with a more complex resonance, that includes courtly and even religious elements' (79).
Layng is quietly convinced that Tasso
's apparent attachment to Leonora d'Este, the unmarried sister of the poet's patron, Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara, was reciprocated but remained chaste, fostered by a "mutual admiration for the most brilliant accomplishments [which] grew insensibly into a stronger passion." (3) In his opinion, though, it was the betrayal of this amorous secret at court that led directly to his subsequent misfortunes.
In an analysis of texts by Tasso
, Gentili, and Montaigne, Hampton concentrates his analysis on the ethical dimensions of diplomatic representation, particularly the tension between "useful" and "honorable" political action.
The item on Tasso
was supplemented with information from The New York Times, July 9, 2010; the notice on Clews was supplemented with information from the Valley News, Aug.
With his various treatises Tasso
attempted to redefine the Ariostan epic in terms of structure and content, preferring unity of action over the varied wanderings of romance and seriousness of tone over the often jocular nature of the Furioso.
's Gonzago secondo represents a particularly revealing moment in this debate, one that sheds light on the early modern history of play and its bearing on the status and agency of women.
Sergio Zatti is one of the most admired scholars of Italian literature today, for his insights into Ariosto and Tasso
, his cross-fertilization of Italian literary practices and Anglo-American theory, and his observations on the development of Italian and Western literature as a whole.