Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)


Torquato Tasso: mad poet image in the interpretations of romanticists

Italian poet of the Renaissance epoch in Europe cultural memory entrenched as pattern model of mad poet. This image was particularly relevant for Romantics. In the literature late XVIII and early XIX cent. image of Torquato Tasso tas gotten a new life and new interpretations. Fate and image of Tasso in the  Goethe's works as well as Shelley's them, and other writers of this period works used as a plot, which is convenient for reasoning about the nature of creativity, the creativity-madness relationship.