This new translation brings to English-speaking readers an intense and brooding work by the greatest poet of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto. Begun as a sequel to his epic masterpiece "Orlando Furioso" (1516), the unfinished "Cinque Canti" are a powerful poem in their own right. Tragic in tone, they depict the disintegration of the chivalric world of Charlemagne and his knights and give poetic expression to a sense of cultural, political, and religious crisis felt in Ariosto's Italy and in early sixteenth ...

Cinque Canti / Five Cantos 1996, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520200074