A companion to Guillaume de Machaut

Multi-disciplinary volume on Machaut published.

[UPDATE Oct 22, 2012: I’ve now produced a pdf version for those of you who want something a bit better looking than the HTML page!]

Musicologist Jennifer Bain and scholar of French literature Deborah McGrady have just published a co-edited volume of essays as A Companion to Guillaume de Machaut. Details are available from the publishers’ website. Looking at the very high price of the volume, I’m glad I got a free one in exchange for my essay (“Poet as Musician”). Typically, the publishers think that my mounting the pdf on my webpage would jeopardize sales, which I find ludicrous: at that price, only libraries are going to buy a book and they would either buy it anyway or not, regardless of whether my chapter is up on my website (and even regardless of whether everyone’s chapters are up on multiple individual websites). I want my work to be read, and because I think people don’t buy books at this price and, increasingly, don’t use books in physical copy in libraries, I am posting a pre-print version of my chapter here in HTML. Please post any comments on this blogpost page. Thanks!

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Poet as Musician by Elizabeth Eva Leach is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~musf0058/poetasmusician.html.


  1. Mark Porter says:

    If you get a designer to have a go at styling the HTML it shouldn’t be too hard to have it looking as good as the PDF

    1. With this one (because it doesn’t have any hyperlinks) I can get Scrivener to output LaTeX — I’ll get round to it later this week, I hope.

      1. Mark Porter says:

        I’ve not tried Scrivener’s LaTeX capabilities – sounds fun

      2. I have now added a pdf version of the paper!

  2. Covetotop says:

    Thanks for sharing this gem.

  3. Nikos Koskinas says:

    Well, amazon.uk provides copies of the companion at a low price. They’re missing something…?

  4. Stadsmuseet i Stockholm (redigerare) says:

    Thanks for sharing this!

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