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 (tăs′ō, tä′sō), Torquato 1544-1595.
Italian poet who wrote the epic Jerusalem Delivered (1581), an account of the capture of the city during the First Crusade.
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(Italian ˈtasso)
(Biography) Torquato (torˈkwaːto). 1544–95, Italian poet, noted for his pastoral idyll Aminta (1573) and for Jerusalem Delivered (1581), dealing with the First Crusade
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(ˈtæs oʊ, ˈtɑ soʊ)

Torquato, 1544–95, Italian poet.
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Goethe's Tasso is very likely to be a pretty fair historical portrait, and that is true tragedy.
Thanks to his pastorals, I could long afterwards enjoy with the double sense requisite for full pleasure in them, such divinely excellent artificialities at Tasso's "Aminta" and Guarini's "Pastor Fido"; things which you will thoroughly like only after you are in the joke of thinking how people once seriously liked them as high examples of poetry.
"I need never take the trouble of invention in order to deceive you, my small Tasso"-- (that was the mocking name she usually gave me).
"Tasso!" she said, seizing my wrist, and peeping round into my face, "are you really beginning to discern what a heartless girl I am?
"Ah, Tasso's mad fit has come on, I see," she answered quietly, for she had recovered herself sooner than I had.
"Ah," said he, "we have at Pisa, Ugolino's tower; at Ferrara, Tasso's prison; at Rimini, the room of Francesca and Paolo."
those were glorious times, sire, strewed over with battles like one of Tasso's or Ariosto's epics.
Gervais, Athos, and the napkin which was converted into a banner?" and he then related to Raoul the story of the bastion, and Raoul fancied he was listening to one of those deeds of arms belonging to days of chivalry, so gloriously recounted by Tasso and Ariosto.
One thinks of Dante at the bitter feast in Verona, of Tasso in Ferrara's madman's cell.
Keywords: Epic, romance, genre, Gerusalemme liberata, Torquato Tasso.
Calvino ha spesso dichiarato il suo amore per l'Ariosto, mentre piAaAa inaspettato si presenta l'interesse di Giuliani, poeta tra "I Novissimi", per il Tasso. Molto riuscito, seppur con qualche possibile osservazione critica, AaAaAeA?
For the second stage, I focus on the fate of the sublime in two of the most important theories of epic in the sixteenth century, in Italy and England, respectively: Tasso's Discorsi del poema eroico (1594), the most developed theory of epic poetry written during the European Renaissance; and Philip Sidney's Defence of Poetry (published 1595), a work that highlights heroic poetry as an especially sublime genre.