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"Muddying the wells": Modernist literary instincts and the operatic ideal

Morra, Irene 2007. "Muddying the wells": Modernist literary instincts and the operatic ideal. Modernist Cultures 3 (1) , pp. 71-83. 10.3366/E2041102209000331

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Abstract

Irene Morra shows how the conflict between words and music that was contested in “Billy Budd” can be extended to almost all modern British opera. Morra argues persuasively that a number of modernist writers came to view the libretto “as an alternative literary genre, one that would allow for the expression of literary ideals of musicality”.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISSN: 2041-1022
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 05:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42717

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