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The Resource "My muse will have a story to paint" : selected prose of Ludovico Ariosto, translated with an introduction by Dennis Looney

"My muse will have a story to paint" : selected prose of Ludovico Ariosto, translated with an introduction by Dennis Looney

Label
"My muse will have a story to paint" : selected prose of Ludovico Ariosto
Title
"My muse will have a story to paint"
Title remainder
selected prose of Ludovico Ariosto
Statement of responsibility
translated with an introduction by Dennis Looney
Creator
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ludovico Ariosto, best known for his 1516 epic poem Orlando furioso, was one of the great writers of the Italian Renaissance. In this collection, Dennis Looney assembles a diverse compendium of Ariosto's prose, including his 214 Letters and a satirical piece, Herbal Doctor
  • Ariosto's correspondence paints a detailed portrait of the world he lived and wrote in. While some letters illuminate his day-to-day life, including his work as a provincial commissioner for the ruling Este family of Ferrara, others shed light on the composition and production of his poems and plays, allowing a glimpse of the man in his creative workshop. Herbal Doctor, a parody of humanism in general and neoplatonic philosophy in particular, may mark a defense of Ariosto's decision to turn away from the philological world of his contemporaries in order to pursue a different kind of learning
  • Looney's elegant, careful translation provides us with the first extensive selection of Ariosto's prose works in English, and enriches our understanding of one of Italy's most important Renaissance writers."--pub. desc
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1474-1533
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ariosto, Lodovico
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Looney, Dennis
Series statement
The da Ponte library series
Label
"My muse will have a story to paint" : selected prose of Ludovico Ariosto, translated with an introduction by Dennis Looney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages [309]-314
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
466659621
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781442640870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466659621
Label
"My muse will have a story to paint" : selected prose of Ludovico Ariosto, translated with an introduction by Dennis Looney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages [309]-314
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
466659621
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781442640870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466659621

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