Music and the Novel: October 23 at the High Park Library

Music and the Novel: October 23 at the High Park Library

I’ll be talking about music and the novel tomorrow at the High Park Library, and about my own book. Come on down. I hope to talk with the readers about some of the most impressive cases of music-in-written-word — well, my idiosyncratic choice, anyway — so, these good people will get a mention or three:

Eva Hoffman – Appasionata

Jeanette Winterson – Art & Lies

Barry Webster – The Sound of All Flesh

Marcel Proust – La Recherche, in particular the bits with the Vinteuil sonata

Lucy Ellmann – Mimi

Iris Murdoch – The Black Prince (for the Rosenkav scene)

Pascal Quignard – All the World’s Mornings

Possibly, Thomas Mann’s Dr Faustus which I’m just reading

And I must share this list that Twitterverse compiled the other week, after I asked about good examples of music in fiction. The answers just kept pouring in, and now I have this two-part Storify which I cherish very much.

Have a look at ONE and TWO.

See you there.

HighPark Library

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