Jacopo Sannazzaro

Sannazzaro, Jacopo

 

Born July 28, 1456, in Naples; died there Apr. 24, 1530. Italian writer. Served at the court of the duke of Calabria.

Sannazzaro’s most famous work is Arcadia, a pastoral in verse and prose (written between 1480 and 1485; published in 1504). It contrasts an isolated, idealized world with the depravity of court life. Arcadia helped further the development of the pastoral genre in European literature.

WORKS

Opere volgari. Edited by A. Mauro. Bari, 1961.
L’Arcadia. Edited by E. Carrara. Turin, 1944.

REFERENCES

Altamura, A. Jacopo Sannazaro, con appendici di documenti e testi inediti. Naples, 1951.
Altamura, A. “J. Sannazaro.” In Letteratura italiana: I minori, vol. 1. Milan [1969].
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Likewise, Jacopo Sannazzaro in L'Arcadia (1500) attributed moral and spiritual perfection to human connection with the natural world and its rhythms (7).
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