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Anthony Burgess

Music in Literature and Literature in Music

Editor(s): Marc Jeannin
Contributors: Timothée Picard, Marcin Stawiarski, Rob Spence, Sandrine Sorlin, Alan Shockley, Paul Schuyler Phillips,

Book Description

This book, taking an interdisciplinary approach, proposes a new insight into the relationship between literature and music through the prism of Anthony Burgess’s works and those of his spiritual fathers, be they writers or composers. Exploring this relationship not only helps us to appreciate the complex mechanisms of certain artistic creations, but also demonstrates the parallels between these two major modes of artistic expression as well as showing the limits of trying to superimpose them. A selected panel of brilliant international scholars tackles the challenge of examining this relationship by providing original explanatory comments on the musicality of literature and the literary aspects of music. The book includes many pertinent references to a variety of artists ranging from musicians such as Mozart, Beethoven and Debussy to authors such as Joyce, Eliot and Huxley. Finally, it offers, through a wide spectrum of analyses, enrichment to scholars, students and general readers of the works of Burgess and of others in which literary and musical domains meet.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1116-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1116-5
Date of Publication: 01/08/2009
Pages / Size: 205 / A5
Price: £39.99


Marc Jeannin obtained his PhD at Paris-Sorbonne University. He focuses his research on five major fields: the relations between language and music, phonetics, voice physiology, acoustics and psycholinguistics. He is Deputy Director of the “Anthony Burgess Centre” and works as a Senior Lecturer at the university of Angers, France.