By Joseph Acquisto
This book is approximately examining Proust’s novel through philosophical and musicological methods to “modern” listening. It articulates how insights into the best way we hearken to and comprehend classical tune tell the construction of literary meaning. It asks: are we to take at face worth the information approximately artwork that the unconventional comprises, or are these a part of the fiction? Is there a distinction among what the radical says and what it does, and the way can track offer a key to answering that question? According to this examine, Proust asks us to temporalize our interpretation through spotting the space among preliminary and ultimate reports of the unconventional, and through being open to the ways that it demanding situations makes an attempt at interpretive closure. Proust’s novel responds to the type of attentive and without end altering views that may be generated from track and our makes an attempt to make experience of it.
Read Online or Download Proust, Music, and Meaning: Theories and Practices of Listening in the Recherche (Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature) PDF
Similar World Literature books
Shiny, robust and soaking up, this can be a first-person account of 1 of the main startling army episodes in background: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire through the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier less than Cortes, offers a fascinatingly special description of the Spanish touchdown in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement on the urban, the exploitation of the natives for gold and different treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual catch of the Aztec capital.
On the outbreak of the second one international conflict Vladimir Nabokov stood close to wasting every thing over again. The recognition he had equipped because the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile used to be imperilled. In Nabokov and his Books, Duncan White indicates how Nabokov went to the USA and never basically reinvented himself as an American author but additionally used the good fortune of Lolita to rescue these Russian books that were threatened via obscurity.
The most important paintings of German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust (1808), was once translated into English by means of one among Britain's such a lot able mediators of German literature and philosophy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Goethe himself two times stated Coleridge's translation of his Faust. Goethe's personality wrestles with the very metaphysical and theological difficulties that preoccupied Coleridge: the that means of the trademarks, the obvious competition of theism and pantheism.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) is the main eminent literary determine of the German Enlightenment and a author of ecu value. His diversity of curiosity as dramatist, poet, critic, thinker, theologian, philologist and masses else along with used to be reminiscent of that of Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau, with all of whose principles he engaged.
Additional info for Proust, Music, and Meaning: Theories and Practices of Listening in the Recherche (Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature)