The Role of Music in Gabriel Josipovici's Goldberg: Variations
Wolf, Werner, Style
Introduction: Goldberg: Variations and The Tradition of Art "Aspirfing] towards The Condition of Music"
"All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music"-like many sweeping aesthetic statements this famous dictum of Walter Pater's (45) constitutes more an instance of a particular aesthetic program than a characterization of art in general. Yet, at least as far as verbal art and in particular the history of the novel after Modernism is concerned, a development can be observed that justifies Pater's statement to a certain extent: as opposed to previous periods there is in fact an increasing number of authors of fiction who purport to approach "the condition of music" in …
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Publication information: Article title: The Role of Music in Gabriel Josipovici's Goldberg: Variations. Contributors: Wolf, Werner - Author. Journal title: Style. Volume: 37. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2003. Page number: 294+. © 1998 Northern Illinois University. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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