Music in the Fiction of Richard Powers

“Music in the Fiction of Richard Powers,” thesis by Pim Verheyen, Universiteit Antwerpen (2012). Using The Gold Bug Variations and The Time of Our Singing, Verheyen examines “the narrative strategies Richard Powers employs to include music in his literary works. Powers does not only incorporate biographical elements of composers in order to link his fictional characters to non-fictional human beings. He also includes the adaptations of composition techniques, the musical analyses of scores as well as information on the recordings and the performances of various compositions.”

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