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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198182689
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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University of Lausanne
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Mallarme and Poetic Prose: Le Demon et les rimes dissimules 46
2 Re-Establishing Contacts: prose rhymes in A la Recherche du temps perdu 81
3 Significant Lapses of Speech: rhymes and reasons in Joyce's prose 142
4 Beckett's Prose Rhymes: remembering, companionability, self-accompaniment 197
Conclusion 246
Appendix 1 253
Appendix 2 255
Bibliography: Introduction 256
Bibliography: Mallarme 261
Bibliography: Proust 263
Bibliography: Joyce 267
Bibliography: Beckett 272
Index 281
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