Zack Bowen is professor and chair of the English Department at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. He is the author of A Readers Guide to John Barth, Ulysses as a Comic Novel, A Companion to Joyce Studies, Padraic Colum, Mary Lavin, and Musical Allusions in the Works of James Joyce: Early Poetry Through Ulysses, a companion work to Bloom's Old Sweet Song. He is the producer-director of a series of dramatic recordings of chapters of Ulysses, and a former editor of Irish Renaissance Annual.
Bloom's Old Sweet Song: Essays on Joyce and Musicby Zack Bowen, Bernard Benstock
James Joyce used music and musical allusion in ways that no other writer has attempted. Ulysses alone contains more than 800 song references, many as dependent upon music as lyrics. In these retrospective essays, Zack Bowen, the leading expert on Joyce and music, describes this bond between music and Joyce's fiction, explaining how musical allusions inform both individual passages and the theme or structure of entire works.
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