Saturday, October 17, 2015

An Epistle to the Miltonists

This afternoon I posted the following message to Milton-L, a "listserve" hosted by the University of Richmond.
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of International Authors, I am happy to announce that the anthology Emanations: 2 + 2 = 5 has been published.  Of interest to Miltonists is twelve pages from a new scholarly translation of Torquato Tasso's Creation of the World (Il mondo creato). Entitled "The Poem of the Phoenix", this selection is from Day Five of Tasso's long poem.  The translation is rendered in modern language, and great pains have been taken to include every "jot and tittle" of Tasso's original.  The translation and editorial committee--consisting of Salwa Khoddam, Dario Rivorossa, and myself--have taken extraordinary care in representing both Tasso's text and texture.  We think it will be of especial interest to people in this group who wish to gain an immediate sense of how Tasso's technique, philosophy, and sensibility could have influenced Milton.  It is a joy to read.

Please view the new anthology on Amazon:

In Spring of 2016 the International Authors translation of Creation of the World, complete with illustrations, will be published in its entirety. 

Respectfully submitted,

Carter Kaplan

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