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Alter ego : the critical writings of Michel Leiris

Author: Seán Hand; Society for French Studies (Great Britain); University of Oxford. European Humanities Research Centre.
Publisher: Oxford : Legenda, 2004.
Series: Research monographs in French studies, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An autobiographer and pioneering ethnographer, Michel Leiris (1901-90) also produced important criticism on art, opera, jazz and literature. Hand here defines and situates Leiris' core themes and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hand, Seán.
Alter ego.
Oxford : Legenda, 2004
(OCoLC)607467636
Named Person: Michel Leiris; Michel Leiris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seán Hand; Society for French Studies (Great Britain); University of Oxford. European Humanities Research Centre.
ISBN: 190075598X 9781900755986
OCLC Number: 53068059
Notes: "Published for the Society for French Studies by the European Humanities Research Centre of the University of Oxford"--Title page verso.
Description: 143 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Perceiving presence : Leiris and visual art --
2. Breaking the sound barrier : Leiris and music --
jazz age --
Americans in Paris --
Rejecting civilization --
Ethnomusicology and Andre Schaeffner --
From jazz to opera --
Rene Leibowitz --
Operratiques --
Turandot --
Constant lambert --
matrix of death --
3. Reading rules : Leiris and literature --
Revolution and renewal : Leiris and surrealism --
coincidence of contraries : Leiris and documents --
Depassement perpetuel : Leiris and existentialism --
Conception and reality : Leiris and Raymond Roussel --
Conclusion : being-with-Leiris.
Series Title: Research monographs in French studies, 17.
Responsibility: Seán Hand.

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This wide-ranging and incisive study covers an impressive amount of material in a short space, combining a sure grasp of context with acute close reading.--Douglas Smith "French Studies, 60.1, 2006, Read more...

 
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