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On behalf of International Authors, I am happy to announce the new translation of Torquato Tasso’s
<i>Creation of the World</i> (Il mondo creato) has been published.&nbsp; <br>
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<span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,serif">It took over two years for Dario Rivarossa, Salwa Khoddam and me to translate the poem, which is a thorough, line-by-line rendering of Tasso’s original. Modesty aside, it is a beautiful
 poem. It should provide hours of enjoyment to readers and scholars. Also, the book features over fifty illustrations by the Magic Trio: Mr. Rivarossa</span><span style="font-size:11pt; line-height:107%; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,serif">,
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt; line-height:107%; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,serif">Eva “Nivalis” Nieri, and Tiziana “Selkis” Grassi.</span><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,serif">
</span><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,serif">&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This new translation should facilitate further inquiry into the possible influences of Tasso upon Milton.
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<p class="x_MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">A description of the book and a&nbsp;brief biographical note on Tasso&nbsp;appear below my signature. Also, I have attached an image of the cover</span><span class="x_ircsu"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">.</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">
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To view the book on Amazon and&nbsp;purchase, please click the following link:<br>
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<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Creation-World-Torquato-Tasso/dp/153498352X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1470240500&amp;sr=1-1" target="_blank" id="LPlnk453357">https://www.amazon.com/Creation-World-Torquato-Tasso/dp/153498352X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1470240500&amp;sr=1-1</a></span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The book should appear on the International Authors website by the end of the week.</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Thank you for your consideration.</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Sincerely,</span></p>
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<div>Carter Kaplan<br>
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<span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Description<span style="font-size:10.0pt; line-height:107%; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">:&nbsp;
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<span style="font-family:Georgia,serif"></span><i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Creation of the World</span></i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif"> by Torquato Tasso. Translated by Dario Rivarossa, Salwa Khoddam, and Carter Kaplan. Illustrations
 by the Magic Trio:</span><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Dario Rivarossa, Eva “Nivalis“ Nieri, and Tiziana “Selkis” Grassi.</span><br>
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</span><span class="x_projectsummarydescription"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; line-height:107%; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Combining myth, philosophy, theology, science, astronomy, astrology, history, politics,
 geography, and exploration, Torquato Tasso's </span><i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Creation of the World</span></i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif"> is a sweeping vision of the universe and our place in it. This new translation is a comprehensive
 line-by-line rendering in modern English, allowing readers to fully appreciate the subtle nuances of Tasso's exquisite poetry as well as the stunning expanse of his learning and understanding.</span><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">&nbsp;
</span><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Over fifty illustrations offer lively and diverse interpretations of the poem, contributing to a unique aesthetic experience that readers will happily enjoy and return to again and again.
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<span style="font-family:Georgia,serif"></span><span class="x_projectsummarydescription"><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Torquato Tasso (1544–1595) was an Italian poet known across Europe for his poem</span><i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">
 La Gerusalemme Liberata</span></i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">&nbsp; (</span><i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Jerusalem Delivered</span></i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">, 1581). His late masterpiece
</span><i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Il Mondo Creato</span></i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif"> (</span><i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Creation of the World</span></i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">, 1592, 1607) is
 an exposition of early-modern sensibility emerging from the turbulence of the late Counter-Reformation. Some scholars have suggested Tasso influenced John Milton, whose
</span><i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif">Paradise Lost</span></i><span style="font-family:Georgia,serif"> reflects elements of Tasso’s style, themes, and genius.</span></span></span></span><br>
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