By Yolanda Plumley
Working throughout disciplinary obstacles, Plumley strains inventive appropriations within the burgeoning "fixed types" of this new culture to construct a extra intimate figuring out of the shared event of poetry and track within the generations prime as much as, and together with, Guillaume de Machaut. Exploring typical and not more studied collections of songs in addition to lyrics with no track, this ebook sheds beneficial mild at the poetic and musical wisdom of authors and their audiences, and on how poets and composers devised their works and engaged their readers or listeners. It provides clean insights into while and within which milieus the vintage Ars nova polyphonic chanson took root and flourished, and into the inventive networks of which Machaut shaped an element. As Plumley finds, outdated songs lingered along the recent within the collective mind's eye way past what the written assets suggest, reminding us of the continuing value of reminiscence and orality during this age of accelerating literacy.
The first distinctive research of citational perform within the French fourteenth-century song-writing culture, The artwork of Grafted track will attract scholars and students of medieval French track and literature, cultural historians, and others attracted to the ancient and social context of tune and poetry within the past due center Ages.
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The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut by Yolanda Plumley