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A Listener

and Other Poems about Music

ByChristopher Norris

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These poems are the result of a lifetime of highly active involvement with music on the part of a writer best known for his work in philosophy, literary theory (especially deconstruction), and the history of ideas. In this collection he has chosen a great range of verse forms, among them sonnet, terzanelle, quatrain, terza rima, ottava rima, and pantoum. The poems treat individual composers, Purcell to Shostakovich and Philip Glass, and themes such as the tritone, or ‘devil in music’. Spanning ten years of intensive creativity these poems mark Norris's sustained attempt to assert a more expansive and challenging conception of poetry’s present-day prospects.

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Publication Date
Apr 12, 2023
Language
English
ISBN
9788293659303
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Christopher Norris

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Pages
245
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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