Remembering and the Sound of Words: Mallarmi'A, Proust, Joyce, Beckett / Edition 1

Remembering and the Sound of Words: Mallarmi'A, Proust, Joyce, Beckett / Edition 1

by Adam Pieette
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198182686

ISBN-13: 9780198182689

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this book Adam Piette establishes fascinating new links between sound effects and the representation of memory in literary texts. He sets out a workable taxonomy of sound-repetitions in prose and formulates, through a theory of alerting-devices, the ways in which the reader's attention is drawn to the acoustic surface of the text. Piette scrutinizes

Overview

In this book Adam Piette establishes fascinating new links between sound effects and the representation of memory in literary texts. He sets out a workable taxonomy of sound-repetitions in prose and formulates, through a theory of alerting-devices, the ways in which the reader's attention is drawn to the acoustic surface of the text. Piette scrutinizes Mallarmé's prose-poetry, Proust's musical syntax, Joyce's memory-rhymes (from the Portrait of the Artist through Ulysses to Finnegans Wake), and Beckett's prose and drama, demonstrating that sound effects act as intricate reminders of memory-traces in the text. Despite how widely the four writers diverge in their representations of memory, Piette shows that the use of this memory-rhyme technique is common to them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198182689
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >