Beckett and Musicality [electronic resource].
- ISBN: 9781472409645
- ISBN: 1472409647
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (302 p.)
- Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Music Examples; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 'Shades of Lessing': Beckett and the Aesthetics of the Modern Novel; 2Beckett's Proust, Schopenhauer, and the Musical Art of Pastiche; 3Music and Metamusic in Beckett's Early Plays for Radio; 4 Tuning In/Tuning Up: The Communicative Efforts of Words and Music; 5 Atonality and Eternity: The Musical Language of Comédie; 6 Richard Rijnvos and Rough for Radio I: Towards the Enrichment of an Impoverished Text; 7Articulated Arrhythmia: Samuel Beckett's Shorter Plays
8Describing Arabesques: Beckett and Dance9 Not I for Solo Piano: Beckett's Text as Music; 10 The Next Ten Minutes: Morton Feldman and Samuel Beckett; 11Beckett's Apertures and Overtures; 12 Ohio Impromptu: Reading Blanchot, Hearing Beckett; 13 FOURSOME; 14 Music in Beckett's Nacht und Träume: Vocality and Imagination; Select Bibliography; Select Discography; Index
Discussion concerning the 'musicality' of Samuel Beckett's writing now constitutes a familiar critical trope in Beckett Studies, one that continues to be informed by the still-emerging evidence of Beckett's engagement with music throughout his personal and literary life, and by the ongoing interest of musicians in Beckett's work. The essays included in this book explore a number of ways in which Beckett's writings engage with and are engaged by musicality, discussing familiar and less familiar works by Beckett in detail.
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