Music making as a common of the Greek poets of the 2000s

Posted: 15/10/2016 by vequinox in Literature

Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics

In an earlier post I argued that traditionally Greek poets have had very little to say about music, and even less about musicians, because they valued the Being of painting (image) more than the Becoming of music (sound).  However this century a new generation of poets has changed all this by cultivating a remarkable affinity for music of every kind. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the production of their work can hardly be discussed without serious consideration of its personal and collective engagement with the idioms of music.

Books like the recent Sublime Noise: Musical Culture and the Modernist Writer (2014) by Josh Epstein and the earlier Literary Modernism and Musical Aesthetics: Pater, Pound, Joyce and Stein (2010) by Brad Bucknell cannot be written about Greek High or Late Modernism since at that time the two arts did not interact. At best, composers set poets…

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