A Poet at the Fountain

A Poet at the Fountain

Essays on the Narrative Verse of Guillaume de Machaut

Studies in Romance Languages

by William Calin

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

264 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780813151618
  • Published: July 2014



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.