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.
See you there.