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This collection is the first full-length literary study on Machaut, France’s leading poet and musician of the 14th century. Machaut’s narrative poems, called dits, have only been lightly studied. Here, author William Calin examines the works for their intrinsic merit and for their historical importance in influencing many writers, most notably Chaucer.
William Calin is professor of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon.
The University Press of Kentucky
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Guillaume de Machaut, Medieval poetry, Medieval music, French poetry
French and Francophone Language and Literature
Calin, William, "A Poet at the Fountain: Essays on the Narrative Verse of Guillaume de Machaut" (1974). French and Francophone Literature. Book 3.