Dayan, Peter: Music Writing Literature, from Sand via Debussy to Derrida (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Foreword, with apologies; Translating the raindrop; A sermon on the violin; Baudelaire's Wagner: the indescribable, the untranslatable, the inaudible; Keeping the voice of the nightingale alive in the age of mechanical reproduction; On the evidence of Mallarmé's music; How music enables Proust to write paradise lost; 'Song must write': Roland Barthes's hallucinations; 'Sing me a song to make death tolerable': music in mourning for Derrida; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.