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The Sound of Nonsense

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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.

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Author(s): Elliott R

Series Editor(s): Bull M

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Edition: 1

Series Title: The Study of Sound

Year: 2018

Number of Pages: 160

Print publication date: 28/12/2017

Acceptance date: 09/05/2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Place Published: New York

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781501324550