This sort of 'documentary poetry' has a climax in his poem Il Mondo Creato (The Creation of the World), started just one year before, 1592, WITHOUT a plot and without personages, like Dziga Vertov's experimental movies. In Gerusalemme Conquistata Tasso finds a surprising compromise between already post-modern anti-structures and classic epic.
What about David and Goliath? They somehow anticipate the final battle between the young Richard, literally a super-hero, and Solyman. And this the second big novelty in GC with reference to GL: turning Ariostesque duels into Robert-E-Howardesque butchery, all the way up to (Marvel) comics and science fiction.
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