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Music’s Ekphrasis in Modern German Literature (H.-Y. Ortayl “Night of Don Juan”, H.-U. Treichel “Tristan-chord”, P. Suskind “The double bass”)

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The issue of current importance, the problem of music’s ekphrasis in modern German literature is studied. This issue is considered on the basis of the following novels H.-Y. Ortayl “Night of Don Juan”, H.-U. Treichel “Tristan-chord” and the play of P. Suskind “The double bass”. The music ekphrasis’s art functionality is analyzed in each mentioned composition. By the example of H.-Y. Ortayl “Night of Don Juan” and H.-U. Treichel “Tristan-chord” the role of ekphasis as a character description is revealed. In the play P. Suskind “The double bass” and the novel “Night of Don Juan” the role of ekphrasis as a structural element of city’s image is determined. The main function, the authentic sound transfer, of music’s ekphrasis in the play “The double bass” is delivered. The significance of music ekphrasis as a way of writer’s aesthetic positions reflections is determined.

Keywords

music’s ekphrasis; art functionality; modern German literature; H.-Y. Ortayl “Night of Don Juan”; H.-U. Treichel “Tristan-chord”; P. Suskind “The double bass”.

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821.112.2

Pages

181-187

References

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Received

2014-06-06

Section of issue

Literary world map

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