Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

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Hardcover, Edinburgh University Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780748637874, ISBN10 0748637877
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This study is a groundbreaking investigation into the formative influence of music on Virginia Woolf's writing. In this unique study Emma Sutton discusses all of Woolf's novels as well as selected essays and short fiction, offering detailed commentaries on Woolf's numerous allusions to classical repertoire and to composers including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner. Sutton explores Woolf's interest in the contested relationship between politics and music, placing her work in a matrix of ideas about music and national identity, class, anti-Semitism, pacifism, sexuality and gender. The study also considers the formal influence of music - from fugue to Romantic opera - on Woolf's prose and narrative techniques. The analysis of music's role in Woolf's aesthetics and fiction is contextualized in accounts of her musical education, activities as a listener, and friendships with musicians; and the study outlines the relationship between her 'musicalized' work and that of contemporaries including Joyce, Lawr

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Number of Pages: 171
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: WOOLF, VIRGINIA, 1882-1941 ,  MUSIC IN LITERATURE
Author: Sutton, Emma
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780748637874
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0748637877
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