[Milton-L] The Tasso Project redoubles!

Dario Rivarossa dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 00:48:33 EDT 2015

Dear friends and scholars

the American version of Torquato Tasso's long poem "Il Mondo Creato,"
to be published by International Authors, will be out probably in
mid-2016, therefore a little later than formerly advertised, because
of a complex set of reasons --- its own complexity included.

Meanwhile, a second project on the same poem surfaced! The whole text
will now be re-translated into English, little by little, at
http://tassonomia.blogspot.it , initially on Sundays (from Sept. 6),
then we'll see if a quicker pace is feasible. It will be a brand new
translation, again carefully matching the original text, but in this
case with more experimental solutions precisely in order to update the
experimental character of the original text. This online --only
online-- version will also include brand new, 'bolder' illustrations
by The Magic Trio. The new MC posts will be called "The 7 Days of

Feedback will be most welcome: comments, questions, historical or
literary integrations, requests (about the original Italian text, with
reference to a translated section, etc.), syntactical corrections,
criticisms, anything.

*** Some data for newcomers, in case. "Il Mondo Creato" (On the Seven
Days of the World's Creation), some 10,000 lines, was written by
Torquato Tasso in 1592. It possibly had some direct influence on
Milton's PL; or anyway, it is what most recalls/anticipates Milton,
and English Christian poetry in general, in Italian literature. It is
a wholly experimental poem: no rhymes, though still using wonderful
hendecasyllables; no stanzas; no protagonists, no plot --like some
experimental movies produced in Russia in the early 20th century, or
in the USA in the Sixties (Andy Warhol). The whole of the Renaissance
and Baroque world in an 'exploded' rendering.


il Tassista http://tassonomia.blogspot.it e http://stornielle.blogspot.it
co-artist with the Magic Trio http://tiziafra.wix.com/the-magic-trio

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