Language and Style in a Renaissance Epic
Berni's Corrections to Boiardo's 'Orlando Innamorato'

H. F. Woodhouse

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 17

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 1982  •  248pp

ISBN: 978-0-900547-81-2 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

RenaissanceItalianPoetry


When, a generation later, Francesco Berni rewrote Boiardo's incomplete epic Orlando Innamorato, his contemporaries were not all convinced, and some considered it a usurpation. But Berni's aim was to modernise the text, introducing for example references to the Sack of Rome of 1527, which he had witnessed first hand, and his ambition was not to alter or reshape Boiardo's construction, but to enhance his expression. Woodhouse's study examines Berni's stanza-by-stanza rewriting to demonstrate that his aims are, in large measure, both consistent and clearly definable.

Bibliography entry:

Woodhouse, H. F., Language and Style in a Renaissance Epic: Berni's Corrections to Boiardo's 'Orlando Innamorato', MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 17 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1982)

First footnote reference: 35 H. F. Woodhouse, Language and Style in a Renaissance Epic: Berni's Corrections to Boiardo's 'Orlando Innamorato', MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 17 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1982), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Woodhouse, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Woodhouse, H. F.. 1982. Language and Style in a Renaissance Epic: Berni's Corrections to Boiardo's 'Orlando Innamorato', MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 17 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Woodhouse 1982: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Woodhouse 1982: 21.

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