Gilbert Talbot's seventeenth-century translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata

Gillespie, S. (2011) Gilbert Talbot's seventeenth-century translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata. Translation and Literature, 20(2), pp. 191-217. (doi: 10.3366/tal.2011.0018)

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Abstract

The purpose of this contribution is to document a complete English verse translation of Tasso's epic which has remained unprinted, and virtually unnoticed, since its composition in the mid- to late seventeenth century. It proceeds towards presentation of a sample canto by way of discussion of the translator, Sir Gilbert Talbot (c. 1607–1695); of the literary-historical context; then finally, and briefly, of the translation itself. The text is taken from manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillespie, Dr Stuart
Authors: Gillespie, S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Translation and Literature
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:0968-1361
ISSN (Online):1750-0214
Published Online:01 July 2011

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