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After Debussy: Music, Language, and the Margins of Philosophy

  • Author: Johnson, Julian

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Contents

  • Prologue: Music and Language
  • Music, Logos, Musicology
  • After Debussy
  • The margins of philosophy
  • Part I: Saying Nothing
  • 1. Sirenes
  • Wordless voices
  • Shipwreck and abyss
  • Constellation
  • 2. Melisande and the silence of music
  • Framing nothing
  • Orchestral voices
  • Being mute
  • 3. Mallarme and the edge of language
  • Breathing
  • Fold upon fold
  • Empty words
  • Part II: Appearing
  • 4. Coming to presence
  • Apparition
  • Present absence
  • Evanescence
  • 5. Mirrors
  • Reflection
  • Threshold
  • Echo
  • 6. Taking place
  • Listening to landscape
  • Le jardin clos: dwelling in music
  • Landscapes without figures
  • Part III: Touching
  • 7. The art of touch
  • Debussy at the piano
  • Bathers
  • Towards an erotics of music
  • 8. Writing the body
  • L'ecriture musicale
  • Imaginary bodies
  • The philosopher's body
  • 9. Thinking in sound
  • The play of the sensible
  • The grammar of dreams
  • Music as knowing
  • Epilogue: Being musical
  • After words
  • Before words
  • The margins of music
  • Bibliography
  • Guide to discussion of individual works