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Literary modernism and musical aesthetics : Pater, Pound, Joyce and Stein, Brad Bucknell

Label
Literary modernism and musical aesthetics : Pater, Pound, Joyce and Stein
Title
Literary modernism and musical aesthetics
Title remainder
Pater, Pound, Joyce and Stein
Statement of responsibility
Brad Bucknell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the theory and the practice of music in relation to the writing of four major modernist figures: Walter Pater, Ezra Pound, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. Brad Bucknell argues that in the nineteenth century, music was often invoked as the paradigm of transcendent art. For the modernists, however, late nineteenth-century debates about music's powerful but non-referential ability to make meaning became a significant focus for their written work. Bucknell examines Modernist writers' relationship and engagement with music - from theories about music and musical-literary relations to the composition of music and libretti - to show how music actually became another complex trope deployed in modernism's justification of its own aesthetic practice. Bucknell's study investigates how music, as a discrete artistic mode of expression and a recurring theme in the work of these four writers, reveals the intricate and varied nature of the modernist project."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bucknell, Brad
Illustrations
  • music
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Music and literature
  • American literature
  • Music
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Joyce, James
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • PATER, Walter Horatio
Label
Literary modernism and musical aesthetics : Pater, Pound, Joyce and Stein, Brad Bucknell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-284) and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Preliminaries: of music and modernism.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Walter Pater: music and the aesthetic resistance to history.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • musical aesthetics of Ezra Pound: its sorts and conditions from imagism and vorticism to the Cantos.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • "Sirens" and the problem of literary and musical meaning.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Gertrude Stein and her saints.
  • p. 162
  • Endings.
  • p. 222
  • Notes.
  • p. 225
  • Works cited.
  • p. 271
  • Index.
  • p. 285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780521660280
Lccn
00050367
Other physical details
music, facsims.
Label
Literary modernism and musical aesthetics : Pater, Pound, Joyce and Stein, Brad Bucknell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-284) and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Preliminaries: of music and modernism.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Walter Pater: music and the aesthetic resistance to history.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • musical aesthetics of Ezra Pound: its sorts and conditions from imagism and vorticism to the Cantos.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • "Sirens" and the problem of literary and musical meaning.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Gertrude Stein and her saints.
  • p. 162
  • Endings.
  • p. 222
  • Notes.
  • p. 225
  • Works cited.
  • p. 271
  • Index.
  • p. 285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780521660280
Lccn
00050367
Other physical details
music, facsims.

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