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

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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?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Mallarme and Poetic Prose: Le Demon et les rimes dissimules46
2Re-Establishing Contacts: prose rhymes in A la Recherche du temps perdu81
3Significant Lapses of Speech: rhymes and reasons in Joyce's prose142
4Beckett's Prose Rhymes: remembering, companionability, self-accompaniment197
Conclusion246
Appendix 1253
Appendix 2255
Bibliography: Introduction256
Bibliography: Mallarme261
Bibliography: Proust263
Bibliography: Joyce267
Bibliography: Beckett272
Index281

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