Focusing on the fundamental Ariostan pairing of education and madness, with all its implications for poetry, Professor Ascoli generates a global reading of the greatest literary work of the Italian Renaissance.
Originally published in 1987.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. vii
- Acknowledgments, pg. ix
- Note on Translations, pg. xi
- 1. The Orlando Furioso and the Poetry of Crisis, pg. 3
- 2. Critical Readings of the Orlando Furioso, pg. 43
- 3. Allegory and Education at the Antipodes, pg. 121
- 4. Cassandra's Veil and the Poet's Folly, pg. 258
- Bibliography, pg. 395
- Index, pg. 411