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This Man And Music (Applause Books)
This Man And Music (Applause Books)
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Author : Anthony Burgess
Publisher : Applause Books
ISBN# : 9781557834898
Pages : 192
Price :INR 905
Offer Price:INR 805
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Book Description

Anthony Burgess was the author of over 50 books, including his best known novel, A Clockwork Orange. But Burgess always emphasized music as the ruling passion in his creative life. Largely self-taught in music, Burgess composed his first symphony before he was twenty, many years before his first novel, and he was the composer of over 65 musical works. In these deeply insightful meditations, the renowned writer explores the meaning of music, the intention of the composer and the process of composition, and the seemingly elusive relationships between literature and music. Burgess shows how the process of literary composition are revealed by the writers themselves and then gathers evidence to understand the inexplicable magic of the details of the operation of music - what is musics intelligibility? From Shakespeare to the lyric verse of Gerard Manley Hopkins, from the modernists T.S. Eliot and James Joyce to the modern lyricists Lorenz Hart and Stephen Sondheim, Burgess reveals how prose writers have struggled to tap the inherent musicality of their material. This treasured classic, at last back in print, provides a fascinating perspective on the mutually enriching relationship of these two creative arts by a man who mastered them both.


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