Musicality of a Literary Work

Musicality of a Literary Work


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This book represents an attempt to capture different links between modern literature and music. The author examines strict intertextual correlations, the phenomena of musicality and musicality of literary works, the musical structure in literature, so-called musical literary texts. He focuses on the novel Le Cœur absolu by Philippe Sollers, the poem Todesfuge by Paul Celan, the Preludio e Fughe by Umberto Saba and the drama Judasz z Kariothu [Judas Iscariot] by Karol Hubert Rostworowski. The analysis also includes Stanisław Barańczak's cycle of poems Podróż zimowa: Wiersze do muzyki Franza Schuberta [Winter Journey: Poems to the Music of Franz Schubert] and a fragment of Scène from Hérodiade by Stéphane Mallarmé in Paul Hindemith's composition Hérodiade de Stéphane Mallarmé.

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ISBN-13: 9783631655696
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 12/17/2018
Series: Literary and Cultural Theory Series , #57
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrzej Hejmej is Professor at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. His recent publications focus on comparative literature and cultural studies and he authored numerous papers on comparative literature, literary theory and modern Polish literature.

Table of Contents

Around Tadeusz Szulc's Music in a Literary Work - Musicality: musicality of a literary work - Description of music - Literary fugues (Umberto Saba's Preludio e Fughe and Paul Celan's Todesfuge) - Listen and read: two sources of one interpretation strategy (Stanisław Barańczak's Winter Journey) - Score: Judas Iscariot by Karol Hubert Rostworowski - Literature beyond literature: Hérodiade - Hérodiade de Stéphane Mallarmé by Paul Hindemith

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