Fugue in Literature by Ruth Skilbeck (ebook published January 2019)

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Fugue in Literature by Ruth Skilbeck (ebook published January 2019)

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FUGUE IN LITERATURE by RUTH SKILBECK, 450 pages

A comparative exploration of ideas of creativity, humanity, alienation in modernity, the 'divided self ' and Bakhtin's social life of discourse, and dialogism, now and through the history of fugue and polyphony in music, psychology, medicine, poetry and the novel, with chapters on migrations and adaptations of musical fugue in (now) canonical literary works by authors and poets in modernity: Thomas de Quincey, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Paul Celan, and Sylvia Plath; with studies of present day exiled and émigré poets including expat Australian poet Christopher Barnett in France; and stateless Kurdish author Behrouz Boochani on Manus Island. Chapter 1 substantially updates and expands Ruth Skilbeck's essay 'Exiled Writers, Human Rights, and Social Advocacy Movements in Australia: A Critical Fugal Analysis" in Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations (Routledge, 2014) "[what] Skilbeck calls "fugal writing"... restores the rights of survival and dignity" John Ngyuet Erni, Communication and Critical Cultural Studies

ISBN: 9780648299806 (ebook-pdf) This ebook published January 2019

450 pages

This book was previously published with the title The Writer’s Fugue: Musicalization, Trauma and Subjectivity in the Literature of Modernity, Third Edition September 2018

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