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The Resource Borrowed Forms, (electronic book)

Borrowed Forms, (electronic book)

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Borrowed Forms
Title
Borrowed Forms
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Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Borrowed Forms examines the use of music by contemporary novelists and critics from across the Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone worlds. Through readings of Nancy Huston, Maryse Cond,̌ J. M. Coetzee, Assia Djebar, Julio Cortz̀ar, and other late twentieth-century novelists, the book shows how writers deploy musical strategies to expand the possibilities of the novel in response to the demands of transnational citizenship. The book transcends disciplinary boundaries, to reveal the entanglement of musical and narrative forms in ethical, historical, and political questions. Critics from Mikhail Bakhtin to Edward Said established musical forms as an indispensable framework for understanding the novel. This study argues that the turn to music in late twentieth century fiction is linked to new questions of authority and representation, as writers seek to democratize the novel, to bring marginalized voices into fiction, to articulate increasingly hybrid subjectivities, and to negotiate the conflicting histories of the diverse groups that make up today's multicultural societies. The book traces the influence of four musical concepts on theory and the contemporary novel: polyphony, or the art of combining multiple, equal voices; counterpoint, the carefully regulated setting of one voice against another; variations, the virtuosic exploration of a given theme; and opera, the dramatic setting of a story to a musical score. Borrowed Forms is both a vital reference for all those seeking to understand the influence of music on 20th-century literary theory, and a rigorous and interdisciplinary framework for considering the transnational novel
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Lachman, Kathryn
Funding information
Knowledge Unlatched
Language note
English
Literary form
unknown
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Literary studies: post-colonial literature
Label
Borrowed Forms, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
648335
Dimensions
other
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781380307
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
Borrowed Forms, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
648335
Dimensions
other
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781380307
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified

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