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Musicality of a Literary Work


Andrzej Hejmej

This book represents an attempt to capture different links between modern literature and music. The author examines strict intertextual correlations, the phenomena of musicality and musicality of literary works, the musical structure in literature, so-called musical literary texts. He focuses on the novel Le Cœur absolu by Philippe Sollers, the poem Todesfuge by Paul Celan, the Preludio e Fughe by Umberto Saba and the drama Judasz z Kariothu [Judas Iscariot] by Karol Hubert Rostworowski. The analysis also includes Stanisław Barańczak’s cycle of poems Podróż zimowa: Wiersze do muzyki Franza Schuberta [Winter Journey: Poems to the Music of Franz Schubert] and a fragment of Scène from Hérodiade by Stéphane Mallarmé in Paul Hindemith’s composition «Hérodiade» de Stéphane Mallarmé.

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The Publication is founded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland as a part of the National Programme for the Development of the Humanities.

This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Ministry cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Originally published in Polish as Muzyczność dzieła literackiego, in the series Monografie FNP, Wydawnictwo Funna sp. z o.o., Wrocław 2001 © 2012 by Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń

Cover Image: Daniel Hejmej

Printed by CPI books GmbH, Leck.

ISSN 2018053949

ISBN 978-3-631-65569-6 (Print)

E-ISBN 978-3-653-04776-9 (E-PDF)

E-ISBN 978-3-631-70925-2 (EPUB)

E-ISBN 978-3-631-70926-9 (MOBI)

DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04776-9


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© Andrzej Hejmej, 2018

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