Bloom's Old Sweet Song: Essays on Joyce and Music

Bloom's Old Sweet Song: Essays on Joyce and Music

by Zack Bowen
     
 
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

Overview

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.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813013275
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Florida James Joyce Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
151
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

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.

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