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First English translation. 219 pp., includes index of names, select bibliography; 8vo; cloth with trivial foxing bottom edge; in light blue jacket with a touch of fading to top & bottom edges.
Jacopo Sannazaro 1458 -1530 was an Italian poet, who is best remembered for this humanist classic Arcadia, a masterwork that illustrated the possibilities of poetical prose in Italian, and instituted the theme of Arcadia, representing an idyllic land, in European literature. Sannazaro's elegant style was the inspiration for much courtly literature of the 16th century. Arcadia is in the tradition of the Renaissance pastoral, concerning a young man's temporary self exile, dedicating himself to poetry, and imitating phrases and ideas of classical authors blended with the language of Petrarch and Boccaccio. Nash writes in the introduction: "Sannazaro's greatest achievement - the imaginative leap that creates something new - is the perception that Arcadia is a country of the mind." The additional text of Piscatorial Eclogues is in Latin with facing page in English.
Title: Arcadia & Piscatorial Eclogues. translated with an introduction by Ralph Nash.
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Detroit, Wayne State University: 1966
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, in Mylar Wrap
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 8820
Keywords: Italy Renaissance