The Sound of Nonsense

The Sound of Nonsense


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In The Sound of Nonsense, Richard Elliott highlights the importance of sound in understanding the 'nonsense' of writers such as Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, James Joyce and Mervyn Peake, before connecting this noisy writing to works which engage more directly with sound, including sound poetry, experimental music and pop. By emphasising sonic factors, Elliott makes new and fascinating connections between a wide range of artistic examples to ultimately build a case for the importance of sound in creating, maintaining and disrupting meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501324543
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/28/2017
Series: The Study of Sound
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.59(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Richard Elliott is Senior Lecturer in Music at Newcastle University, UK.

Table of Contents

1: The Sound of Nonsense
2: The Sound of the Page
3: Silly Noises
4: Pop Hearts Nonsense

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