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Eleonora, M. Beck

Giotto's Harmony
by Eleonora, M. Beck ~ Paperback / softback

"Giotto's Harmony" explores the philosophical and cultural intersection of musicians, artists, and intellectuals in early Trecento Padua. Padua's unique intellectual fervor, with its prominent university and proximity to Venice, attracted titan celebrities, such as Giotto, Dante, Marchetto da Padova...

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Boccaccio and the Invention of Musical Narrative
by Eleonora, M. Beck ~ Paperback / softback

This groundbreaking book argues that Boccaccio perfected a literary genre called "musical narrative," which was copied by generations of authors from Bembo to Machiavelli, Tolkien to J.K. Rowling. Musical narrative consists of a work of prose with inserted poetical texts, in which the author indicat...

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