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Alejo Carpentier and the Musical Text (Studies in Hispanic by Katia Chornik

By Katia Chornik

well known for his novelsEl reino de este mundo (The country of this international) and Los pasos perdidos (The misplaced Steps), the Swiss-born Cuban author Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) integrated song in his fiction commonly, for example in titles, in analogies with musical varieties, in scenes depicting performances, recordings and proclaims, and in characters' discussions of musical matters. Chornik's learn specializes in Carpentier's writings from a musicological standpoint, bridging intermediality and intertextuality via an exam of track as formative, as shape, and as played. The emphasis lies at the novelsLos pasos perdidos, El acoso (The Chase),Concierto barroco (Baroque Concerto) andLa consagracion de los angeles primavera (The ceremony of Spring), and on his unknown essayLos origenes de l. a. musica y l. a. musica primitiva (The Origins of song and Primitive Music), the repository of rules forLos pasos perdidos, incorporated right here for the 1st time as facsimile and in English translation. Chornik's research will attract students and scholars in literary reviews, cultural reviews, musicology and ethnomusicology, and to a particularly interdisciplinary readership.

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