Sublime Noise

Sublime Noise

Sublime Noise

When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, the crowd rioted in response to the harsh dissonance and jarring rhythms of its score. This was noise, not music. In Sublime Noise, Josh Epstein examines the significance of noise in modernist music and literature. How—and why—did composers and writers incorporate the noises of modern industry, warfare, and big-city life into their work? Epstein argues that, as the creative class engaged with the racket of cityscapes and new media, they reconsidered not just the aesthetic of music but also its cultural effects. Noise, after all, is more than a sonic category: it is a cultural value judgment—a way of abating and categorizing the sounds of a social space or of new music. Pulled into dialogue with modern music’s innovative rhythms, noise signaled the breakdown of art’s autonomy from social life—even the "old favorites" of Beethoven and Wagner took on new cultural meanings when circulated in noisy modern contexts. The use of noise also opened up the closed space of art to the pressures of publicity and technological mediation. Building both on literary cultural studies and work in the "new musicology," Sublime Noise examines the rich material relationship that exists between music and literature. Through close readings of modernist authors, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, E. M. Forster, and Ezra Pound, and composers, including George Antheil, William Walton, Erik Satie, and Benjamin Britten, Epstein offers a radically contemporary account of musical-literary interactions that goes well beyond pure formalism. This book will be of interest to scholars of Anglophone literary modernism and to musicologists interested in how music was given new literary and cultural meaning during that complex interdisciplinary period.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Josh Epstein
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2014-10-06
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781421415239


Virginia Woolf And Classical Music

Virginia Woolf And Classical Music

This groundbreaking study explores the formative influence of classical music on Woolf's writing, illustrating the importance of music to Woolf's domestic, social and creative lives.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Emma Sutton
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2013-09-16
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : 9780748684762


Essay On Beauty

Essay On Beauty

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Genre : Aesthetics
Author : Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey
Publisher :
Release : 1871
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : WISC:89046885703


Essay On Beauty By Francis Lord Jeffrey And Essays On The Nature And Principles Of Taste By A Alison Repr Of The 5th Ed

Essay On Beauty By Francis Lord Jeffrey And Essays On The Nature And Principles Of Taste By A Alison Repr Of The 5th Ed

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Author : lord Francis Jeffrey
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Release : 1879
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:600062367


Ecosublime

Ecosublime

Probes the metaphor of environmental catastrophe in American literature of the last 150 years. Lee Rozelle examines the natural environment's place in American literature and culture through the lens of what he calls the “ecosublime,” an aesthetic moment that in its awe and terror provokes a cognitive and spiritual re-conception of place. Focusing on a variety of literary works and cultural artifacts, Ecosublime explores 19th-century, modern, postmodern, and millennial texts as they portray the changing ecological face of America. In the 19th century, Rozelle argues, Isabella Bird and Edgar Allan Poe represent the western wilderness as culturally constructed and idealized landscapes--gardens, forests, and frontiers--conceptual frameworks that either misrepresent or uphold ecological space. Modernists like Nathanael West and William Carlos Williams, on the other hand, portray urban space as either wastelands or mythical urban gardens. A chapter on Charles W. Chesnutt and Rebecca Harding Davis analyzes a new breed of literary eco-advocate, educating and shocking mainstream readers through depictions of ecological disaster. A later chapter probes the writings of Edward Abbey and the Unabomber Manifesto to delve into the sublime dimensions of environmental activism, monkey-wrenching, and eco-terrorism. In each instance, Rozelle finds evidence that the ecosublime--nature experienced as an instance of wonder and fear--profoundly reflects spiritual and political responses to the natural world, America's increasingly anti-ecological trajectory, and the ascendance of a post-natural landscape.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Lee Rozelle
Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Release : 2006-02-12
Total Pages : 134 Pages
ISBN : 9780817314927


James Joyce And Absolute Music

James Joyce And Absolute Music

Drawing on draft manuscripts and other archival material, James Joyce and Absolute Music, explores Joyce's deep engagement with musical structure, and his participation in the growing modernist discourse surrounding 19th-century musical forms. Michelle Witen examines Joyce's claim of having structured the “Sirens” episode of his masterpiece, Ulysses, as a fuga per canonem, and his changing musical project from his early works, such as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Informed by a deep understanding of music theory and history, the book goes on to consider the “pure music” of Joyce's final work, Finnegans Wake. Demonstrating the importance of music to Joyce, this ground-breaking study reveals new depths to this enduring body of work.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Michelle Witen
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-02-22
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781350014237


Theories Of Mimesis

Theories Of Mimesis

The theory and history of mimesis, and its relevance to modern theories of literature.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Melberg Arne
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1995-01-26
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 0521458560


In The Mikado S Service

In The Mikado S Service

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Genre : China
Author : William Elliot Griffis
Publisher :
Release : 1901
Total Pages : 361 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:$B294891


Charles Dayrell

Charles Dayrell

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Genre :
Author : Henry Solly
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Release : 1883
Total Pages : 459 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:590926513


Howards End

Howards End

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Genre : Country homes
Author : Edward Morgan Forster
Publisher :
Release : 1911
Total Pages : 422 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015005111680