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Fullness of Dissonance: Modern Fiction and the Aesthetics of Music
This study analyzes the musical aesthetic that profoundly influenced modern novelists. Initial chapters trace its origins in romanticism and its culmination in Mallarme, Pater, and Nietzsche, while later chapters analyze the self-avowed efforts of Proust, Mann, and Joyce to "musicalize" fiction.
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
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Daniel Melnick has written – in addition to The Ash Tree: An earlier novel about the community of émigré musicians who fled Europe in the late 1930s and raised their families in Los Angeles, Hungry Generations. A study of music and modern literature, Fullness of Dissonance. A novella about Israel during the Iraq war, with stories, Terror and Contrition. He was born in California, attended UC Berke ...more