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Eleonora M. Beck

Boccaccio and the Invention of Musical Narrative

Boccaccio perfected a literary genre called "musical narrative," copied by generations of authors from Bembo to Machiavelli, Tolkien to J.K. Rowling. This study provides a new way of experiencing lyrics, suggesting that readers heard music in the words, just as they appreciated music when viewing representations of music in narrative painting.
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Subjects: Literature

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