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The Resource Borrowed forms : the music and ethics of transnational fiction, Kathryn Lachman

Borrowed forms : the music and ethics of transnational fiction, Kathryn Lachman

Label
Borrowed forms : the music and ethics of transnational fiction
Title
Borrowed forms
Title remainder
the music and ethics of transnational fiction
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Lachman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A pioneering, interdisciplinary study of how transnational novelists and critics use music as a critical device to structure narrative and to model ethical relations
  • Borrowed Forms examines the use of music by contemporary novelists and critics from across the Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone worlds. Through readings of Nancy Huston, Maryse Condé, J. M. Coetzee, Assia Djebar, Julio Cortázar, and other late twentieth-century novelists, the book shows how writers deploy musical strategies to expand the possibilities of the novel in response to the demands of transnational citizenship. The book transcends disciplinary boundaries, to reveal the entanglement of musical and narrative forms in ethical, historical, and political questions. Critics from Mikhail Bakhtin to Edward Said established musical forms as an indispensable framework for understanding the novel. This study argues that the turn to music in late twentieth century fiction is linked to new questions of authority and representation, as writers seek to democratize the novel, to bring marginalized voices into fiction, to articulate increasingly hybrid subjectivities, and to negotiate the conflicting histories of the diverse groups that make up today's multicultural societies. The book traces the influence of four musical concepts on theory and the contemporary novel: polyphony, or the art of combining multiple, equal voices; counterpoint, the carefully regulated setting of one voice against another; variations, the virtuosic exploration of a given theme; and opera, the dramatic setting of a story to a musical score. Borrowed Forms is both a vital reference for all those seeking to understand the influence of music on 20th-century literary theory, and a rigorous and interdisciplinary framework for considering the transnational novel. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Lachman, Kathryn
Dewey number
809.304
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3503
LC item number
.L33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Music and literature
  • Literature and transnationalism
  • Music and transnationalism
Label
Borrowed forms : the music and ethics of transnational fiction, Kathryn Lachman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
872985830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 206 p.
Isbn
9781781380307
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872985830
Label
Borrowed forms : the music and ethics of transnational fiction, Kathryn Lachman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
872985830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 206 p.
Isbn
9781781380307
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872985830

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