In his article "On Imaginary Content Analogies in Musico-Literary Imitation,” Rodrigo Guijarro Lasheras analyzes "imaginary content analogy," a term often used in musico-literary studies to describe a type of imitation of music in literature. His paper aims to examine and characterize this important concept, establishing several of its features that musico-literary criticism has not normally paid attention to, such as its static or dynamic character, its implicit or explicit musical correlate, and its relation to vocal music. He argues that all imaginary content analogies must have a correlate, and that, despite the fact that we normally think of them as dynamic, there is also a static version of this phenomenon. This may open up a set of questions eventually leading to a better understanding of many musical novels, including works by Huxley, Joyce, Proust, Mann and Forster.
Guijarro Lasheras, Rodrigo.
"On Imaginary Content Analogies in Musico-Literary Imitation."
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