Music in contemporary British fiction : listening to the novel /
- Publication info:
- Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
On the Shelf
- Music in contemporary British fiction : listening to the novel / Gerry Smyth.
- Main Author:
- Smyth, Gerry, 1961-
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
"This book is based upon three interlinked convictions: firstly, that the history of the novel reveals a deep fascination with the role of music in the formation and expression of human identity; secondly, that this connection has been routinely overlooked or misunderstood by generations of literary critics indisposed towards the serious consideration of music; and thirdly, that the last fifteen years have witnessed a resurgence of the 'music-novel' in Britain without any sustained response from the field of literary criticism."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
ix, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-231) and index.
0230573282 (alk. paper)9780230573284 (alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- Introduction. Listening to the Novel
- 1. 'All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music': The Music-Novel in Theory and Practice
- 2. Role and Representation of Music in the Novel from Lawrence Sterne to Anthony Burgess
- 3. 'It Ain't What You Do...': Musical Genre in the Novel
- 4. '...It's the Way That You Do It!': Music and the Genres of Fiction
- 5. Uses of Music in the Contemporary British Novel.