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Talking Religion: The Conversion of Agricane in Boiardo's Orlando innamorato

Cavallo, Jo Ann

Agricane’s final dialogue with Orlando under a starry night sky is one of the few episodes from the Orlando innamorato routinely included in Italian literature anthologies. Despite its status as “l’episodio forse più noto di tutto il poema boiardesco”, however, it has not received much critical attention. By taking account of the scene’s literary precedents and historical allusions, I aim to offer a new reading of Agricane’s eleventh-hour conversion.

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Modern Language Notes
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https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2012.0037

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Italian
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The Johns Hopkins University Press
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April 24, 2014