Torquato Tasso
Jerusalem Delivered


The world-famous epic poem by Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), dedicated to the events of the First Crusade, which ended with the capture of Jerusalem (1099). The grand monument of the Late Renaissance is printed in a new translation of Roman Dubrovkin, made in rhymed octaves in compliance with the stylistic features of the Italian original. In his work, the translator relied on the text of the poem, verified from the manuscripts, which was not available to his predecessors. For the first time in three centuries, the famous poem appears before the Russian reader without distortions and leveling caused by the intervention of church and secular censorship. A fascinating narrative, full of battle scenes, sharp plot twists, love intrigues, witchcraft, miracles and entertaining adventures. "Following his hero, "God's chosen one" Gottfried, faithful to the "vow of the Cross", the poet had to fulfill his own vow, made in his youth: to complete the great drama about the triumph of Duty, in order to enter the pantheon of the immortals, having won the victory." Roman Dubrovkin In 2014, Roman Dubrovkin was awarded the Master Prize (Poetry category) for his translation of an excerpt from Tasso's poem "Jerusalem Delivered".

ISBN 978-5-89059-391-7