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Difficult Rhythm: Music and the Word in E.M. Forster

Difficult Rhythm: Music and the Word in E.M. Forster (Paperback)

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Difficult Rhythm examines E. M. Forster's irrepressible interest in music, providing plentiful examples of how the eminent British author's fiction resonates with music. Musicologist Michelle Fillion analyzes his critical writings, short stories, and novels, including A Room with a View, which alludes to Beethoven, Wagner, and Schumann, and Howards End, which explicitly alerts readers how fiction can adopt musical forms and ideas. This volume also includes, for the first time in print, Forster's notes on Beethoven's piano sonatas. Documenting his knowledge of music, his musical favorites and friends, and his attitudes toward various composers, performances, and competing musical theories, this engaging book traces the musical influences of luminaries such as Wagner, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Britten on Forster's life and work.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Music & DanceMusic Books Publisher: University of Illinois Press Publication Date: 01/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780252079023  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michelle Fillion is an associate professor of musicology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and the editor of Early Viennese Chamber Music with Obbligato Keyboard.

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