Music in Contemporary British Fiction
Listening to the Novel
By (author) Gerry Smyth
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Music in Contemporary British Fiction by Gerry Smyth
Book DescriptionAlongside readings of modern novels (including work by David Mitchell, Zadie Smith, Jackie Kay and Andrew O'Hagan), Gerry Smyth offers an extended theoretical analysis of the relationship between music and fiction, as well as a critical overview of the role played by music in the canon of British fiction since the eighteenth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230573284
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerry Smyth
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Contributors to this text discuss what it is to be British or Irish, and how people come to describe themselves as such. The study offers a interdisciplinary comparative analysis of the cultural formation of the Atlantic Archipelago.
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Author Biography - Gerry Smyth
GERRY SMYTH is Reader in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He has published widely on the literature and music of Britain and Ireland. His previous books include The Novel and the Nation (1997), Space and the Cultural Imagination (2001) and Noisy Island: A Short History of Irish Popular Music (2005).
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