The Muse that Sings

The Muse that Sings


  • Author : Ann McCutchan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 0195168127


The Muse that Sings Book Description :

How do today's serious concert composers write their music? This is a collection of recent interviews with 25 of America's important contemporary composers, all born between 1930 and 1960. Here, a wide range of representative artists--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--speak candidly about how they think in sound, shape musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic conceptions to the printed page.

The Muse Learns to Write
Score: 4
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The Muse Learns to Write


  • Author : Eric Alfred Havelock
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0300043821


The Muse Learns to Write Book Description :

Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present.The intention of this book is to present a unified picture of a crisis that occurred in the history of human communication, when Greek orality transformed itself into Greek literacy.

The Muse
Score: 4
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The Muse


  • Author : Jessie Burton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443444996


The Muse Book Description :

From the bestselling author of The Miniaturist comes a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women—a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain—and the powerful mystery that links them together July 1967, Mayfair, London—a painting left propped on the doorstep of the Skelton Gallery is discovered by Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean immigrant newly employed and in thrall with her enigmatic colleague, Marjorie Quick. The painting is rumoured to be the work of Isaac Robles, whose mysterious death at the burgeoning of his artistic powers has confounded the art world for decades. The excitement over the painting is only matched by the tension caused by the conflicting stories of its discovery. Odelle is unsure whom or what to believe as she finds herself drawn into a complex web of secrets and deceptions. Thirty years earlier, as Spain is on the brink of civil war, Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese Jewish art dealer, follows her parents to Arazuelo, a village in the south rife with unrest. It is here Olive meets Maria Teresita, the young housekeeper, and Maria’s half-brother Isaac Robles, newly returned from the Paris salons, his head full of revolution and dreams of being a painter as famous as Picasso. Both siblings are the illegitimate offspring of the local landowner and have nothing to lose when it comes to exploiting these new guests in their poverty-stricken town. They insinuate themselves into the family, helping to hide Olive’s own artistic talents while Isaac plays at both painting and revolution. The consequences are devastating and echo into the decades to come. In vividly rendered detail, acclaimed and bestselling author Jessie Burton spins a tale of desire, ambition and the ways in which the tides of history inevitably shape and define our lives.

Cultivating the Muse
Score: 5
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Cultivating the Muse


  • Author : Ευφροσύνη Σπέντζου
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0199240043


Cultivating the Muse Book Description :

Cultivating the Muse looks beyond the secure and benign images traditionally associated with inspiration in classical literature and scholarship. In contrast to the shapeless collectivity of the Muses in ancient accounts, this collection aspires to redeem their shape in other more vitalforms, closer or more distant incarnations of the ever-elusive maiden. Protagonists -- or victims -- in a complex game of cultural exploration, the alternative Muses and muse-like figures of this book are manipulated, abused, or effaced, but at the same time they also advocate or resist their fatesand explore their own powers of persuasion. Inspiration is here not so much explored in its traditional cultic dimensions, but rather invoked for its capacity to trigger fervent debates about power, desire, knowledge, identity, and gender in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.

The Muse is Music

The Muse is Music


  • Author : Meta DuEwa Jones
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252036217


The Muse is Music Book Description :

This wide-ranging, ambitiously interdisciplinary study traces jazz's influence on African American poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary spoken word poetry. Examining established poets such as Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange, and Nathaniel Mackey as well as a generation of up-and-coming contemporary writers and performers, Meta DuEwa Jones highlights the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality within the jazz tradition and its representation in poetry. Applying prosodic analysis to emphasize the musicality of African American poetic performance, she examines the gendered meanings evident in collaborative performances and in the criticism, images, and sounds circulating within jazz cultures. Jones also considers poets who participated in contemporary venues for black writing such as the Dark Room Collective and the Cave Canem Foundation, including Harryette Mullen, Elizabeth Alexander, and Carl Phillips. Incorporating a finely honed discussion of the Black Arts Movement, the poetry-jazz fusion of the late 1950s, and slam and spoken word performance milieus such as Def Poetry Jam, she focuses on jazz and hip hop-influenced performance artists including Tracie Morris, Saul Williams, and Jessica Care Moore. Through attention to cadence, rhythm, and structure, The Muse is Music fills a gap in literary scholarship by attending to issues of gender in jazz and poetry and by analyzing recordings of poets both with and without musical accompaniment. Applying the methodology of textual close reading to a critical "close listening" of American poetry's resonant soundscape, Jones's analyses include exploring the formal innovation and queer performance of Langston Hughes's recorded collaboration with jazz musicians, delineating the relationship between punctuation and performance in the post-soul John Coltrane poem, and closely examining jazz improvisation and hip-hop stylization. An elaborate articulation of the connections between jazz, poetry and spoken word,

The Muse Unchained

The Muse Unchained


  • Author : Eustace Mandeville Wetenhall Tillyard
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: English literature
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004281070


The Muse Unchained Book Description :

Politics and the Muse

Politics and the Muse


  • Author : Adam J. Sorkin
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 087972448X


Politics and the Muse Book Description :

These fourteen original essays on the politics of literature investigate aspects of our understanding of the political muse, with a focus on American writing since World War II. Essays include: “American Literature, Politics, and the Last Good War,” “The Literary Art of the Hollywood Ten,” “The Plight of the Left-Wing Screenwriter,” and “Amiri Baraka and the Politics of Popular Culture.”