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Alejo Carpentier and the Musical Text (Studies in Hispanic by Katia Chornik

By Katia Chornik

widely recognized for his novelsEl reino de este mundo (The state of this international) and Los pasos perdidos (The misplaced Steps), the Swiss-born Cuban author Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) integrated song in his fiction greatly, for example in titles, in analogies with musical varieties, in scenes depicting performances, recordings and proclaims, and in characters' discussions of musical matters. Chornik's examine specializes in Carpentier's writings from a musicological viewpoint, bridging intermediality and intertextuality via an exam of tune as formative, as shape, and as played. The emphasis lies at the novelsLos pasos perdidos, El acoso (The Chase),Concierto barroco (Baroque Concerto) andLa consagracion de los angeles primavera (The ceremony of Spring), and on his unknown essayLos origenes de l. a. musica y l. a. musica primitiva (The Origins of tune and Primitive Music), the repository of principles forLos pasos perdidos, integrated the following for the 1st time as facsimile and in English translation. Chornik's learn will entice students and scholars in literary reports, cultural stories, musicology and ethnomusicology, and to a particularly interdisciplinary readership.

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