Sacchetti, Franco

▪ Italian author
born 1330, –35, Florence or Ragusa [Italy]
died Aug. 15?, 1400, San Miniato, near Florence

      Italian poet and storyteller whose work is typical of late 14th-century Florentine literature.

      Sacchetti was born of a noble Florentine family. Both as merchant and as public official he traveled widely. In his letters, in some of his verses, and in the Sposizioni di Vangeli (“Expositions on the Gospels”) he expressed his political and moral views. Although poetry was not his main interest, some of his poems, written to be set to music, are among the best of 14th-century minor poetry. He wrote 300 stories, of which only 223 are known: they consist mainly of anecdotes and jokes derived from oral tradition and the author's direct observation of life. Their artistic value is to be found in the colourful and vivid description of people and places, and their best passages depict scenes from everyday life. M. Steegman's Tales from Sacchetti appeared in 1908.

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