MUSIC IN THE WORKS OF WACLAW BERENT
The aim of the article is to present the different modes of functioning of music and acoustics as based on the works of Waclaw Berent. Every Berent's work is rich in different references to the art of sounds. Aural perception of reality is a characteristic feature of Berent protagonists from his earliest compositions. Novelistic worlds are filled with music, people's voices, sounds of nature, sounds of cities, etc. The issues presented in the article are twofold: on the one hand, they are of musical-literary nature, and on the other hand, they are reflections on the ways of literary representation of aural perception. The problem of music in literature is not characteristic of any particular epoch, but it seems that it is modernistic literature serves as a good example of the fullest realization of musical filiations of a literary work on any level. And it is the works of Waclaw Berent - one of the most eminent Polish modernists - that give a good illustration of the most important tendencies of early modern prose simultaneously determining the direction of its development. A similar situation is observed as far as the motif of music and the realization of music and literature relationships are concerned.
- P. Kierzek, Instytut Badan Literackich PAN. ul. Nowy Swiat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland
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