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By Katia Chornik

well known for his novelsEl reino de este mundo (The nation of this international) and Los pasos perdidos (The misplaced Steps), the Swiss-born Cuban author Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) included song in his fiction widely, for example in titles, in analogies with musical kinds, in scenes depicting performances, recordings and announces, and in characters' discussions of musical concerns. Chornik's research makes a speciality of Carpentier's writings from a musicological viewpoint, bridging intermediality and intertextuality via an exam of track as formative, as shape, and as played. The emphasis lies at the novelsLos pasos perdidos, El acoso (The Chase),Concierto barroco (Baroque Concerto) andLa consagracion de l. a. primavera (The ceremony of Spring), and on his unknown essayLos origenes de l. a. musica y l. a. musica primitiva (The Origins of track and Primitive Music), the repository of principles forLos pasos perdidos, incorporated the following for the 1st time as facsimile and in English translation. Chornik's learn will attract students and scholars in literary experiences, cultural stories, musicology and ethnomusicology, and to a in particular interdisciplinary readership.

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