Sacripant and Sacripante: A Note on Proust and Ariosto. Journal Article uri icon



  • Studies of the imaginary works of art in +À la recherche du temps perdu= have usually been concerned with solving nonliterary problems. There is, however, one work of art-Elstir's aquarelle +Miss Sacripant= (a portrait of Odette de Crécy)-which calls to mind a definite literary source, the well-known story of Sacripante and Angelica in Canto I of Ariosto's +Orlando Furioso=. By his subtle allusions to the Sacripante and Angelica episode, and especially by his uniquely modern adaptation of the Renaissance pathos of the rose topos (the basis of Sacripante's lament in Canto I), Proust's description of Odette brings together most of the motifs associated with this character in the novel.

publication date

  • January 1, 1969

Date in CU Experts

  • November 8, 2017 10:44 AM

Full Author List

  • Bondanella PG; Rivers JE

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0035-7995

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4

end page

  • 7


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