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The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul: Essays on Music and Poetry (Literary Conjugations) Paperback – April 15, 2010

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He brings to discussions of music not only an accurate and precise analytical vocabulary, but the performing experience of a first-class cellist. At a time when many scholars claim to be 'interdisciplinary,'... it is thrilling to encounter the real thing.

(James A. Winn Eighteenth-Century life)

The thread that runs through the whole—- the understanding of music and poetry as kindred art forms that resist fixity and capture the motion of our thought—- is deeply engaging, and provides us a language to delve further into the music of poetry and the poetry of music.

(Wallace Stevens Journal)

Marshall Brown is simply one of the finest literary critics we have and one of the very few who are equally at home with literature and music. He is a classic example of the erudite scholar who wears his learning lightly; he writes with wit and verve; no one does close reading better; and he has the gift of constantly being able to surprise as well as to inform and stimulate. All serious students of literature and the arts will want to read this book, which they will find themselves not simply absorbing, but using.

(Lawrence Kramer, author of Why Classical Music Still Matters)

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New and previously published writings engage questions that are central to the development of literature, music, and the arts from late 18th century Romanticism to the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. Marshall Brown is professor of comparative literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.--"Marshall Brown is simply one of the finest literary critics we have and one of the very few who are equally at home with literature and music."--Lawrence Kramer, author of Why Claissical Music Still Matters

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