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Iversity of Chicago and teaches English and comparative literature at Purdue University Neglect of Italian romances robs us of a whole species of pleasure and narrows our very conception of literature It is as if a man left out Homer or Elizabethan drama or the novel For like these the romantic epic of Italy is one of the great trophies of the European genius a genuine kind not to be replaced by any other and illustrated by an extremely copious and brilliant production It is one of the successes the undisputed achievements C S Lewi. So this is William Rose's 1823 translation of Francesco Berni's 16th century rewrite of Matteo Boiardo's 15th century Orlando Innamorato and a somewhat abridged translation if I understand the preface correctly It reads very much like a very flaggable wikipedia summation of the plot of a fantasy anime that ran for several seasons There are a zillion characters I highly recommend keeping a little list of all their names with a brief note of whose offspring or vassal they are because the narrator infamously and to great comic effect jumps wildly from one character to another usually breaking off at a climactic moment to resume the thread of some event you'd all but forgotten in the deluge of information So it ends up feeling like an autistic superfan's description of a great epic than the actual epic itself Sometimes specific details of particular adventures are glossed over so uickly that it's impossible to tell whether Rose was summarizing something that was complete in the Italian or if one of the Italian authors was trying to be funny or what but it does successfully exploit the potential for humor in this scatterbrained style of narration that you feel in the presence of genius For example there's this knight Astolpho who is not good at fighting and gets soundly wrecked in a tournament at the beginning of the story Shortly after he fortuitously appropriates an enchanted lance that makes him an invincible jouster and he goes on a hilarious winning streak which goes uite to his head and eventually every other knight present including some bitter rivals have to suspend the tournament to try and get Astolpho to stop knocking people off their horses Later on he loses the enchanted lance is reverted to his former state of martial incompetence and gets imprisoned but when he gets out the narrator is all like Luckily Astolpho happened to immediately cross paths with the knight who picked up the enchanted lance so he took it back and started knocking dudes down left and right There seems to be an important detail or two missing in there right But the Innamorato ain't got time for that There's no ending the allegorical elements aren't particularly insightful and every adventure with startlingly original feeling elements is flanked by a few others that are basically fairy tale knights errant cliché casserole but it's so fast and light that it's really hard not to feel charmed as hell by this thing I definitely intend to read the other recent translation that exists if only to see whether or not Rose was holding back anything in any of the conspicuous leaps Loretta Rose us of a whole species of pleasure and narrows our very conception of literature It is as if a man left out Homer or Elizabethan drama or the novel For like these the romantic epic of Italy is one of the great trophies of the European genius a genuine kind not to be replaced by any other and illustrated by an extremely copious and brilliant production It is one of the successes the A Season of Ten Thousand Noses undisputed achievements C S Lewi. So this is William Rose's 1823 translation of Francesco Berni's 16th century rewrite of Matteo Boiardo's 15th century Orlando Innamorato and a somewhat abridged translation if I Silent Thunder understand the preface correctly It reads very much like a very flaggable wikipedia summation of the plot of a fantasy anime that ran for several seasons There are a zillion characters I highly recommend keeping a little list of all their names with a brief note of whose offspring or vassal they are because the narrator infamously and to great comic effect jumps wildly from one character to another Si Dindo Pundido usually breaking off at a climactic moment to resume the thread of some event you'd all but forgotten in the deluge of information So it ends Si Dindo Pundido up feeling like an autistic superfan's description of a great epic than the actual epic itself Sometimes specific details of particular adventures are glossed over so Wizards Tale III uickly that it's impossible to tell whether Rose was summarizing something that was complete in the Italian or if one of the Italian authors was trying to be funny or what but it does successfully exploit the potential for humor in this scatterbrained style of narration that you feel in the presence of genius For example there's this knight Astolpho who is not good at fighting and gets soundly wrecked in a tournament at the beginning of the story Shortly after he fortuitously appropriates an enchanted lance that makes him an invincible jouster and he goes on a hilarious winning streak which goes Wizard's Tale III: A Spell To Eternity uite to his head and eventually every other knight present including some bitter rivals have to suspend the tournament to try and get Astolpho to stop knocking people off their horses Later on he loses the enchanted lance is reverted to his former state of martial incompetence and gets imprisoned but when he gets out the narrator is all like Luckily Astolpho happened to immediately cross paths with the knight who picked The Friend up the enchanted lance so he took it back and started knocking dudes down left and right There seems to be an important detail or two missing in there right But the Innamorato ain't got time for that There's no ending the allegorical elements aren't particularly insightful and every adventure with startlingly original feeling elements is flanked by a few others that are basically fairy tale knights errant cliché casserole but it's so fast and light that it's really hard not to feel charmed as hell by this thing I definitely intend to read the other recent translation that exists if only to see whether or not Rose was holding back anything in any of the conspicuous leaps

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Like Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered Boiardo's chivalric stories of lords and ladies first entertained the culturally innovative court of Ferrara in the Italian Renaissance Inventive humorous inexhaustible the story recounts Orlando's love stricken pursuit of the fairest of her Sex Angelica in Milton's terms through a fairyland that combines the military valors of Charlemagne's knights and their famous horses with the enchantments of King Arthur's court Today it seems than ever appropriate to offer a new u. I like Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto better but this book that inspired Ariosto's work is still pretty enjoyable I would have been happy to read the whole thing except that I suddenly stopped caring about knights errant and their adventures probably because that's almost all I've been reading for the last few months and I felt all of a sudden that I'd gotten what I needed to out of the genre Another thing is that Orlando Furioso summarizes a lot of the events that take place in this book so there wasn't very much in the story that I didn't already know about And it's the kind of book you read for superficial amusement so I didn't feel like I was losing very much by putting it down before I'd read half of it Maybe someday I'll pick it up again but I think I'm likely to re read Orlando Furioso instead especially because I don't care for the verse translation mostly unrhymed but in an iambic meter that was used for Orlando Innamorato and it is the only translation ever made available in English His Punishment u. I like Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto better but this book that inspired Ariosto's work is still pretty enjoyable I would have been happy to read the whole thing except that I suddenly stopped caring about knights errant and their adventures probably because that's almost all I've been reading for the last few months and I felt all of a sudden that I'd gotten what I needed to out of the genre Another thing is that Orlando Furioso summarizes a lot of the events that take place in this book so there wasn't very much in the story that I didn't already know about And it's the kind of book you read for superficial amusement so I didn't feel like I was losing very much by putting it down before I'd read half of it Maybe someday I'll pick it Himig Ng Sinag: MGA Piling Tula up again but I think I'm likely to re read Orlando Furioso instead especially because I don't care for the verse translation mostly The Test unrhymed but in an iambic meter that was The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me used for Orlando Innamorato and it is the only translation ever made available in English

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Nabridged edition of Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato the first Renaissance epic about the common customs of and the conflicts between Christian Europe and Islam Having extensively revised his earlier translation for general readers Charles Ross has added headings and helpful summaries to Boiardo's cantos Tenses have been regularized and terms of gender and religion have been updated but not so much as to block the reader's encounter with how Boiardo once viewed the world Charles Stanley Ross has degrees from Harvard College and the Un. 2018 review Really glad I re read this I definitely got out of it this time There's a lot left out but that's going to happen in any translation of Boiardo or Ariosto So much plot But this time I made a bit sense of it all of the episodic stories are essentially re tellings of the Matters of France Britain or Rome but always with a reversal Charlemagne the conueror conuered stoic warrior Orlando falls in love ladies' man Rinaldo rebuffed and then disgusted by love the wizard Malagigi undone by magic etc Meanwhile the overarching story connecting the episodes is a riff on the Siege of Troy Angelica as Helen locked up in the citadel but because she fled from her Paris; Roland as the great warriors Achilles and Hector refusing service to Charlemagne in France so he can protect Angelica in the far east; Rinaldo also as both heroes killing Truffaldino by dragging him behind as Achilles dragged Hector's corpse; Rogero as wandering Odysseus kept apart from the action and his beloved Bradamante by the wizard Atlantes; the tournament on the Steps of Merlin as a sort of rigged Judgement of Paris that catalyzes the actionThe maneuvering of the Saracen kings was interesting and coherent this time around though it's still funny that they go from being kings leading armies to knights errant on solitary uests as the author finds appropriate Reminds me of that renaissance criticism of the gestes from Aretino Folengo about how the knights are made to sleep in their boots and armour ie that their mundane parts of their lives are neglected to an absurd degree It's a funny hangover from the gestesOverall I think I can see a bit structure in it than the Furioso though I'm due for a re read of that too Certainly it feels like it retains of a connection to the chansons de geste where these characters feel like a continuation of the chansons and there's almost something of a canon at work whereas in the Furioso it's much classical and the characters feel much divorced from the chansons Also big shoutout to Jo Ann Cavalo's stuff on Boiardo she makes the allegorical side of the episodes less opaue and I'm grateful for itWilliam Stewart Rose translationEarlier review I think it's a crime that people still read and study the King Arthur mythos but the Chansons de Geste are or less forgotten I mean I guess it's problematic and it encourages the wrong sort of right wingers when they fight Muslim caricatures in Chanson de Roland but here he tames giants and travels the world The Saracens aren't even evil so much as just on the other side Boiardo and later Ariosto could admit that brave knights could serve either side It just stinks that no one remembers Roland Charles Stanley Ross translation