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This Man & Music

Burgess, Anthony

Verlag: McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1983
ISBN 10: 0070089647 / ISBN 13: 9780070089648
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Titel: This Man & Music

Verlag: McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1983

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used


Hardcover. Dust jacket is rather faded, with very minor wear to jacket spine ends. Hardcover spine ends are a little worn, bumped and rubbed. Minor age-fading on first title page. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout. Contents are clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 306588

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Inhaltsangabe: Anthony Burgess was the author of over 50 books, including his best known novel, A Clockwork Orange. But Burgess always emphasized music as the ruling passion in his creative life. Largely self-taught in music, Burgess composed his first symphony before he was twenty, many years before his first novel, and he was the composer of over 65 musical works. In these deeply insightful meditations, the renowned writer explores the meaning of music, the intention of the composer and the process of composition, and the seemingly elusive relationships between literature and music. Burgess shows how the process of literary composition are revealed by the writers themselves and then gathers evidence to understand the inexplicable magic of the details of the operation of music - what is music's intelligibility? From Shakespeare to the lyric verse of Gerard Manley Hopkins, from the modernists T.S. Eliot and James Joyce to the modern lyricists Lorenz Hart and Stephen Sondheim, Burgess reveals how prose writers have struggled to tap the inherent musicality of their material. This treasured classic, at last back in print, provides a fascinating perspective on the mutually enriching relationship of these two creative arts by a man who mastered them both.

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