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Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

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Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Kathryn Lachman

Borrowed Forms examines the use of music by contemporary novelists and critics from across the francophone, anglophone, and hispanophone worlds. Through readings of Nancy Huston, Maryse Condé, J. M. Coetzee, Assia Djebar, Julio Cortázar, and other late twentieth-century novelists, the book shows how writers deploy musical strategies to expand the possibilities of the novel in response to the demands of transnational citizenship. The book transcends disciplinary boundaries to reveal the entanglement of musical and narrative forms in ethical, historical, and ... Read more


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