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Albright, Daniel 1945-2015

Works: 29 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 9,277 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PR5907, 821.8
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Most widely held works by Daniel Albright
The myth against myth: a study of Yeats's imagination in old age by Daniel Albright( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality and impersonality : Lawrence, Woolf, and Mann by Daniel Albright( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum poetics : Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the science of modernism by Daniel Albright( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of patient and original readings, Quantum Poetics demonstrates how Eliot, Lawrence, and others formulated what Albright calls "a wave-theory of poetry," a mode of expression intended to create telepathic intimacy between writer and reader and to encourage a whole new way of thinking about poetry and science as two different aspects of the same reality. This comprehensive study from a leading scholar of Modernism is a fresh examination of the relationship between science and Modernist poetry
Representation and the imagination : Beckett, Kafka, Nabokov, and Schoenberg by Daniel Albright( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetries of America : essays on the relation of character to style by Irvin Ehrenpreis( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson : the muses' tug-of-war by Daniel Albright( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untwisting the serpent : modernism in music, literature, and other arts by Daniel Albright( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernist art often seems to give more frustration than pleasure to its audience. Daniel Albright shows that this perception arises partly because we usually consider each art form in isolation, rather than collaboration
Modernism and music : an anthology of sources( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musicking Shakespeare : a conflict of theatres by Daniel Albright( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Daniel Albright, one of today's most intrepid and vividly communicative explorers of the border territory between literature and music, offers insights into how composers of genius can help us to understand Shakespeare. Musicking Shakespeare demonstrates how four composers--Purcell, Berlioz, Verdi, and Britten--respond to the distinctive features of Shakespeare's plays: their unwieldiness, their refusal to fit into interpretive boxes, their ranting quality, their arbitrary bursts of gorgeousness. The four composers break the normal forms of opera--of music altogether--in order to come to terms with the challenges that Shakespeare presents to the music dramatist. Musicking Shakespeare begins with an analysis of Shakespeare's play The Tempest as an imaginary Jacobean opera and as a real Restoration opera. It then discusses works that respond with wit and sophistication to Shakespeare's irony, obscurity, contortion, and heft: Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, Verdi's Macbeth, Purcell's The Fairy Queen, and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. These works are problematic in the ways that Shakespeare's plays are problematic. Shakespeare's favorite dramatic device is to juxtapose two kinds of theatres within a single play, such as the formal masque and the loose Elizabethan stage. The four composers studied here respond to this aspect of Shakespeare's art by going beyond the comfort zone of the operatic medium. The music dramas they devise call opera into question [Publisher description]
Lyricality in English literature by Daniel Albright( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz's semi-operas : Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de Faust by Daniel Albright( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlioz's Semi-Operas studies two works, Romeo et Juliette and La damnation de Faust, which are among the most challenging of the entire Romantic movement, not least because they assault the notion of genre: they take place in a sort of limbo between symphony and opera, and try to fulfill the highest goals of each - simultaneously. Berlioz strenuously resisted any impediments that stood in the way of complete compositional freedom
Stravinsky : the music box and the nightingale by Daniel Albright( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Russische componist (1882-1971)
Beckett and aesthetics by Daniel Albright( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett and Aesthetics examines Samuel Beckett's struggle with the recalcitrance of artistic media, their refusal to yield to his artistic purposes. As a young man Beckett hoped that writing could provide psychic authenticity and true representation of the physical world; instead he found himself immersed in artificialities and self-enclosed word games. Daniel Albright argues that Beckett escaped from this bind through allegories of artistic frustration and through an art of non-representation, estrangement and general failure. He arrived, Albright shows, at some grasp of fact through the most indirect route available. Albright explores Beckett's experimentation with the notion that an artistic medium might itself be made to speak. This powerful and highly original book explores Beckett's own engagement with radio, film, and television, prose and drama as part of an attempt to escape the confines of the aesthetic. Albright's Beckett becomes a sophisticated theorist of the very notion of the aesthetic
Panaesthetics : on the unity and diversity of the arts by Daniel Albright( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. This book addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms? This book considers various artistic media, especially literature, music and painting, to discover which aspects of each medium are unique and which can be translated from one to another. Can a poem turn into a symphony, or a symphony into a painting? This book explores how different media interact, as in a drama, when speech, stage decor, and music are co-present, or in a musical composition that employs the collage method of the visual arts. Tracing arguments and questions about the relations among the arts from Aristotle's Poetics to the present day, this book illuminates the under-studied discipline of comparative arts and urges new attention to its riches
Putting modernism together : literature, music, and painting 1872-1927 by Daniel Albright( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you rationally connect the diverse literature, music, and painting of an age? Throughout the modernist era-which began roughly in 1872 with the Franco-Prussian War, climaxed with the Great War, and ended with a third catastrophe, the Great Depression-there was a special belligerence to this question. It was a cultural period that envisioned many different models of itself: to the Cubists, it looked like a vast jigsaw puzzle; to the Expressionists, it resembled a convulsive body; to the Dadaists, it brought to mind a heap of junk following an explosion. In Putting Modernism Together, Daniel Albright searches for the center of the modernist movement by assessing these various artistic models, exploring how they generated a stunning range of creative work that was nonetheless wound together aesthetically, and sorting out the cultural assumptions that made each philosophical system attractive. Emerging from Albright's lectures for a popular Harvard University course of the same name, the book investigates different methodologies for comparing the evolution and congruence of artistic movements by studying simultaneous developments that occurred during particularly key modernist years. Going beyond merely explaining how the artists in these genres achieved their peculiar effects, he presents challenging new analyses of telling craft details which help students and scholars come to know more fully this bold age of aesthetic extremism
Music speaks : on the language of opera, dance, and song by Daniel Albright( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Daniel Albright comes a collection of recent essays on music and on dance. In these essays, Albright strives to show that music history has an aesthetic of its own, and how music history interacts with intellectual history (from Rousseau and the Encyclopedistes to Paul de Man). The method of these essays is juxtapositive: by abutting music against literature and painting, and by abutting the musics of different centuries, Albright tries to frame a particular work, to isolate what is arresting and important in it." "The essays range widely, from Schubert Lieder to Loie Fuller to Xenakis and Elliott Carter; but they rarely stray far from opera, for the opera house is the venue where the performances speak the most intricate and significant language invented by our culture - a language that speaks in music, and words, and pictures, and light."--Jacket
Poems by W. B Yeats( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten by Daniel Albright( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. . In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner and Britten to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellec
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Quantum poetics : Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the science of modernism
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Daniel Albright Professor

올브라이트, 대니엘 1945-2015

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Untwisting the serpent : modernism in music, literature, and other artsModernism and music : an anthology of sourcesMusicking Shakespeare : a conflict of theatresBerlioz's semi-operas : Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de FaustBeckett and aestheticsMusic speaks : on the language of opera, dance, and songPoems