Jerusalem Delivered | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 44 pages of analysis & critique of Jerusalem Delivered.
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SOURCE: Zatti, Sergio. “Epic in the Age of Dissimulation: Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata.” In Renaissance Transactions: Ariosto and Tasso, edited by Valeria Finucci, pp. 115-45. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999.

In the following essay, Zatti argues that the “theme of dissimulation—the disguising of bodies, sentiments, or intentions—plays such a large role in the Gerusalemme liberata because Tasso's text is itself born from a discourse of dissimulation.”

The themes I wish to consider here may be counted among those that best justify the Gerusalemme liberata's placement among so-called mannerist texts. These themes absorb from mannerist literature the principle of a self-reflexive moment, wherein the semantic referent appears inscribed in the act of textual enunciation.1 In other words, I wish to argue that the theme of dissimulation—the disguising of bodies, sentiments, or intentions—plays such a large role in the Gerusalemme liberata because Tasso's text is...

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