Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2012

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199735372

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Ravel the Decadent

Memory, Sublimation, and Desire

Michael J. Puri

  • The first book to thoroughly examine the relationship between French Decadence and music
  • The first book in musicology to theorize memory in great depth, and thus to make a major contribution to memory studies in the humanities
  • The first book to sketch out a theory of musical dandyism, whether in Ravel or any other repertoire, and use it to flesh out new autobiographical possibilities in music
  • Offers a sustained engagement between music and the work of such critical thinkers as Proust, Baudelaire, Freud, Bergson, Jankélévitch, and Nietzsche

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