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Title Musical stimulacra : literary narrative and the urge to listen / Ivan Delazari.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 161 pages).
Series Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ; 130
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ; 130.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Ivan Delazari is an associate professor of Philology at National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia. He holds two doctoral degrees in Philology (2003) and English (2018) from St. Petersburg State University and Hong Kong Baptist University, respectively.From 2004 to 2014, he taught Comparative Literary History and American Studies at St. Petersburg State University. He was aFulbright visiting scholar at the University of Mississippifrom 2009 to 2010 and a Hong Kong PhD Fellow between 2014 and 2017.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 04, 2021).
Subject Vollmann, William T. Europe central.
Gass, William H., 1924-2017. Middle C.
Powers, Richard, 1957- Orfeo.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Music and literature -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Music in literature.
United States.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary The title coinage of this book, stimulacra, refers to the fundamental capacity of literary narrative to stimulate our minds and senses by simulating things through words. Musical stimulacra are passages of fiction that readers are empowered to transpose into mental simulations of music. The book theorizes how fiction can generate musical experience, explains what constitutes that experience, and explores the musical dimensions of three American novels: William T. Vollmann's Europe Central (2005), William H. Gass's Middle C (2013), and Richard Powers's Orfeo (2014). Musical Stimulacra approaches fiction's music from a readerly perspective. Instead of looking at how novels forever fail to compensate for music's physical, structural, and affective properties, the book concentrates on what literary narrative can do musically. Negotiating common grounds for cognitive audionarratology and intermediality studies, Musical Stimulacra builds its case on the assumption that, among other things, fiction urges us to listen--to musical words and worlds.
Other Title Print version: 9780367858629 0367858622 9780367688196 0367688190