We are glad to invite you at the presentation of the poem “il Conquisto di Granata” by Girolamo Graziani, Saturday september the 2nd, at 18.00 @ Bailo Museum (Borgo Cavour, 24 – 31100, Treviso).
Il Conquisto di Granata by Girolamo Graziani without any doubt represents the masterpiece of the ‘600 epic poem genre, the third milestone of the genre in italy, after the Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto and the Gerusalemme Liberata by Torquato Tasso, printed for the first time in 1650, printed again for 6 times during its century.
Along its twenty-sixth componiments, with a sophisticated style, the author tells about the continuation of the Spanish Rebuilding by the Catholic Kings ended with the capture of the capital of the reign of Al Andalus (1492). It is a great tale of adventure, love and war, close to the sensibility of the novel of the Seven and Nineteenth Century, but respectful of the rules of the Renaissance epic, able to summarize and sublimate the best Western narrative tradition from Homer to Marino.
In the course of the presentation, the curator, Tancredi Artico, will tell the story of the poem and the author, explaining the work of criticism for the edition.
Event in cooperation with the Civic Library of Treviso, with the patronage of the Unesco, in partnership with Stem Mucchi Editore (http://www.mucchieditore.it)