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Expression and TruthOn the Music of Knowledge$
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Lawrence Kramer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273955

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273955.001.0001

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Speaking Melody

Speaking Melody

Expression is Unvoicing.

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(p.32) Two Speaking Melody
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Expression and Truth
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Lawrence Kramer

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273955.003.0002

Music associated with words has the capacity to keep on “speaking” them even when the words are absent. The capacity is well known; this chapter develops its implications, which have remained little known. The phenomenon of “speaking melody” links expression since the Enlightenment not only with loss, elegy, and nostalgia but also, more generally, with the capacity of both the speaker and the world to be changed by expressive acts.

Keywords:   speaking melody, Freud, Schubert, Britten, Zizek, Lacan, the Real, smudge of the Real, Billy Budd, Casablanca

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