The Routledge companion to music and modern literature

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.xx, 441 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01000172, (OCoLC)fst01030408, (OCoLC)fst01030479, (OCoLC)fst01030485, 20e siècle, 20th century, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Literature, Modern, Literature, Modern., Littérature, Music, Music and literature., Music and philosophy., Musique, Musique et littérature., Musique et philosophie., Philosophie et esthétique., Philosophy and aesthetics.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Part I. Questioning the Universal. The Universal : Now You See It, Now You Don't / Peter Dayan ; Music, Literature, and the Aesthetics of Eugenics / Ryan Weber ; 'That is the music which makes men mad' : Hungarian Nervous Music in Fin-de-Siècle Gay Literature / Zsolt Bojti ; Music and Gender Roles in Hector Berlioz's Euphonia and George Sand's Le Dernier Amour / Nina Rolland ; Re-writing Music Lyrics as Resistant Poetry in Tyehimba Jess's Olio and Morgan Parker's There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé / Alexandra Reznik ; On Themes and Variations : Music and Literature in Poststructuralism / Sarah Hickmott ; Towards Spirit : Samuel Beckett's Phenomenology of Music / Helen Bailey ; Music in Postcolonial Literature / Christin HoenePart II. Opera and Literature. Modern Fiction and Opera : Representing Interiority / Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon ; Trouble in Paradise : Colette's Claudine s'en va (1903) and the Problem of Writing about Wagner / Adeline Heck ; Pushkin in the Language of Exile : Arthur Lourier's The Feast During the Plague / Klára Móricz ; Dialogues with Pushkin : From Tchaikovsky to Stravinsky and The Rake's Progress / Philip Ross Bullock ; Of Sailors and Divas : Jean Cocteau's and Francis Poulenc's La Voix humaine / Steven Huebner ; Another Turn of the Screw : Enigma in Benjamin Britten and Henry James / Lawrence Kramer ; 'Tenderness of an England Long Past' : Opera, Elegy, and the Music of Alan Hollinghurst / Irene MorraPart III. Musical Form, Literary Form. Forming Time : Music, Literature, and Modernity / Jessie Fillerup ; Formal Innovations and The Idea of Music in French Poetry, 1850-1900 / David Evans ; Music and the Illusions of Form / Peter Nelson ; Setting Music to Music : Mallarmé, Boulez, and the Transformation of Thought / Joanna Spangenberg ; Music Without Music -- Kurt Schwitters's Ursonate / Gwendolen Webster ; Form and Music in Modern Chinese Poetry / He Qianwei ; Variation Form in Virginia Woolf's Fiction and Nonfiction / Elicia Clements ; Sound and Sense Interwoven : Aldous Huxley's Music of Ideas / Akos Farkas and Gabor Bodnar ; Music as Content, Form, and Metaphor in Hermann Hesse's Castalian Utopia / Siglind Bruhn ; Coherence and Counterpoint : Music in the Modern Short Story / Thomas Gurke ; The Muses of Noigandres : Music and Form in Brazilian Concrete Poetry / João Pedro CachopoPart IV. Popular Music and Literature. 'Booklovers'? Popular Music and the Literary Canon / Caroline Ardrey ; Jazz Fiction in Global Context : Between Racial Politics and Improvisational Poetics / Eric Prieto ; Literary Beethovens : Convention, Difference, and Cultural Memory / Nathan Waddell ; Dusty's Answer, or, Pop Song for Ali Smith / Stephen Benson ; Call-and-Response : Black Music and Literature, from Langston Hughes to Morgan Parker / Christopher Lloyd ; Confessional Poetry, Confessional Pop : Gender, Race, and the Lyric Form in Modern American Writing and Music / Rachel Sykes ; Literary Pop : Dissecting the Creative Process Behind Maxïmo Park's 'Leave This Island' / Paul Smith ; Jawbreaker : Literary Punk and Authenticity / Arin Keeble ; The Devil's Party : Metal and Literature / Samuel Thomas ; Setting Greek Modernist Poetry to Greek Popular Music : The Emergence of Art-Popular [Entechno Laiko] Song / Christina Michael ; Performing Brecht's Paradox : Misuk as Critical Pop? / Heidi Hart."Modern literature has always been obsessed by music. It cannot seem to think about itself without obsessing about music. And music has returned the favour. The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature addresses this relationship as a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of word and music studies. The 37 chapters within consider the partnership through four lenses-the universal, opera and literature, musical and literary forms, and popular music and literature-and touch upon diverse and pertinent themes for our modern times, ranging from misogyny to queerness, racial inequality to the claimed universality of whiteness. This Companion therefore offers an essential resource for all who try to decode the musico-literary exchange"--