Music writing literature, from Sand via Debussy to Derrida

Peter Dayan

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

"Why does poetry appeal to music? Can music be said to communicate, as language does? What, between music and poetry, is it possible to translate? These fundamental questions have remained obstinately difficult, despite the recent burgeoning of word and music studies. Peter Dayan contends that the reasons for this difficulty were worked out with extraordinary rigour and consistency in a French literary tradition, echoed by composers such as Berlioz and Debussy, which stretches from Sand to Derrida
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot, England
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages141
ISBN (Print)0754651932, 9780754651932
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Musique et littérature
  • Musique et langage
  • Musique
  • Musikästhetik
  • Music and literature
  • Music and language
  • Literatur
  • French literature
  • Musik
  • Bellettrie (teksten)
  • Music
  • Muziek
  • Esthetica
  • Musikphilosophie


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