The Sound of Nonsense

The Sound of Nonsense

by Richard Elliott

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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: 9781501324567
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/28/2017
Series: The Study of Sound
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 279 KB

About the Author

Richard Elliott is Senior Lecturer in Music at Newcastle University, UK.
Richard Elliott is Senior Lecturer in Music at Newcastle University, UK. His current research focuses on the representations of time, age and experience in popular music as well as the relationship between music and materiality. He is the author of the books Fado and the Place of Longing (2010), Nina Simone (2013) and The Late Voice (2015).

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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