Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Torquato Tasso's Creation of the World is now Available

On behalf of International Authors, I am happy to announce the new translation of Torquato Tasso’s Creation of the World has been published.

It took over two years for Dario Rivarossa, Salwa Khoddam and me to translate the poem, which is a thorough, line-by-line rendering of Tasso’s original. Modesty aside, it is a beautiful poem. It should provide hours of enjoyment to readers and scholars. Also, the book features over fifty illustrations by the Magic Trio: Mr. Rivarossa, Eva “Nivalis” Nieri, and Tiziana “Selkis” Grassi.

A description of the book and a brief biographical note on Tasso appear below.

To view the book on Amazon and purchase, please click HERE.
The book should appear on the International Authors website by the end of the week.

Time for a break!


Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso. Translated by Dario Rivarossa, Salwa Khoddam, and Carter Kaplan. Illustrations by the Magic Trio: Dario Rivarossa, Eva “Nivalis“ Nieri, and Tiziana “Selkis” Grassi.

Combining myth, philosophy, theology, science, astronomy, astrology, history, politics, geography, and exploration, Torquato Tasso's Creation of the World is a sweeping vision of the universe and our place in it. This new translation is a comprehensive line-by-line rendering in modern English, allowing readers to fully appreciate the subtle nuances of Tasso's exquisite poetry as well as the stunning expanse of his learning and understanding. Over fifty illustrations offer lively and diverse interpretations of the poem, contributing to a unique aesthetic experience that readers will happily enjoy and return to again and again.

About the Author:

Torquato Tasso (1544–1595) was an Italian poet known across Europe for his poem La Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581). His late masterpiece Il Mondo Creato (Creation of the World, 1592, 1607) is an exposition of early-modern sensibility emerging from the turbulence of the late Counter-Reformation. Some scholars have suggested Tasso influenced John Milton, whose Paradise Lost reflects elements of Tasso’s style, themes, and genius.

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