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On late style : music and literature against the grain

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In his last book, Edward Said looks at a selection of essays, poems, novels, films, and operas to determine what late style may explain about the evolution of the creative life. He discusses how the approaching death of an artist can make its way "with anachronism and anomaly" into his work, as was the case in the late work of Thomas Mann, Richard Strauss, Jean Genet, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and C.P. Cavafy.  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
ISBN: 037542105X 9780375421051
OCLC Number: 60651181
Description: xix, 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Timeliness and lateness --
Return to the eighteenth century --
Così fan tutte at the limits --
On Jean Genet --
A lingering old order --
The virtuoso as intellectual --
Glimpses of late style.
Responsibility: Edward W. Said ; foreword by Mariam C. Said ; introduction by Michael Wood.
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"In his last book, Edward Said looks at a selection of essays, poems, novels, films, and operas to determine what late style may explain about the evolution of the creative life. He discusses how the approaching death of an artist can make its way "with anachronism and anomaly" into his work, as was the case in the late work of Thomas Mann, Richard Strauss, Jean Genet, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and C.P. Cavafy. Said examinees Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Genet's Le captif amoureux and Les paravents, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Visconti's film of Lampedusa's The Leopard, Euripides' The Bacchae and Iphigenia at Aulis, and Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, among other works."--Jacket.

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