Fra polifonia e “Gesamtkunstwerk”

Il romanzo musicale dal 1922 a oggi

  • Simona Carretta Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Parole chiave: Novel, Modernism, Polyphony, Gesamtkunstwerk, Joyce, Broch


The first part of the article is an analysis of some contemporary novels whose structure recalls musical forms; the author identifies in modernism the causes by which “artist’s novel” became “art novel”, the latter intended as a novel featuring other arts’ formal principles. In the second part, the article explores how this kind of novel renewed during the 20th century and established itself as a means of knowledge alternative to that of the mediatic narrative genres.


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