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By David Deutsch

British Literature and Classical Music explores literary representations of classical track in early twentieth century British writing. masking authors starting from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells and D.H. Lawrence, the booklet examines literature produced in the course of a interval of broadly proliferating philosophical, academic, and performance-oriented musical actions in either private and non-private settings. David Deutsch demonstrates how this proliferation triggered classical tune to turn into an more and more very important component of British tradition and a automobile for exploring contentious concerns resembling social mobility, sexual freedoms, and foreign political rivalries.

by using information of live performance courses, cult novels, and letters written in the course of the First and moment global Wars, the ebook examines how authors either celebrated and satirized the musicality of the lower-middle and dealing sessions, same-sex wanting participants, and cosmopolitan promoters of a shared ecu tradition to depict those teams as worthy individuals of and - much less often as threats to – British life.

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