Bloom’s Old Sweet Song. Essays on Joyce and Music (1995)
Book ID: 65059
Bloom’s Old Sweet Song. Essays on Joyce and Music. University Press of Florida, 1995. First Edition. Pp 151. Cloth boards lettered in gilt. a fine bright copy.
James Joyce used music and musical allusion in ways that no other writer has attempted. Ulysses alone contains more than 800 song references, many as dependent upon music as lyrics.
In these retrospective essays, Zack Bowen, the leading expert on Joyce and music, describes this bond between music and Joyce’s fiction, explaining how musical allusions inform both individual passages and the theme or structure of entire works.