Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Proust as Musician by Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Does one need to know the rules of harmony to be considered a musician? Throughout A la recherche du temps perdu, and particularly ' Swann in Love', Proust displays a surprising sensitivity to the way music is heard, a sensitivity to which we owe some of the most beautiful writing on music. Through a study of the texts devoted to the Sonata and Septet of Vinteui, Jean-Jacques Nattiez demonstrates the fundamental role played by music in the evolution of the novel. He also shows how Debussy, Wagner and Beethoven provide the basis for a mystical quest whose goal is pure music and the literary absolute. Music as model for literature: this is the subject of Professor Nattiez's essay, which unravels the various musical themes running through Proust's work, and which thus constitutes a particularly clear and perceptive introduction to his writing.

Buy Proust as Musician by Jean-Jacques Nattiez from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521028028
ISBN-10: 0521028027
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Proust as Musician by Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Book Reviews - Proust as Musician by Jean-Jacques Nattiez

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Proust as Musician book by Jean-Jacques Nattiez and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Wagner Androgyne by Jean-Jacques Nattiez
Paperback, July 2014
Boulez-Cage Correspondence by Jean-Jacques Nattiez
Paperback, January 1995
Music and Discourse by Jean-Jacques Nattiez
Paperback, November 1990
Proust as Musician by Jean-Jacques Nattiez
Hardback, March 1989