This lecture focuses on three main aspects concerning the 26th canto of the Orlando furioso: intertesxtual connections with Boiardo's Inamoramento de Orlando, Ariosto's view of contemporary politics, and some stylistic remarks. Ariosto's treatment of his most relevant forerunner is somehow ambiguous and quite dialectic. A huge part of the canto consists of a rich ekphrasis which represents the Italian political landscape from 1516 to 1532: many of the rulers named in the text will owe their celebrity to Ariosto's stanzas and will remembered exactly in the same words for a long time. A stylistical survey shoes some significant improvements from 1516 to 1532 and confirms the importance of Dante among sources of the Furioso.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Unknown 26|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Lettura dell'Orlando furioso|
|Numero di pagine||20|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2018|
- Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando furioso