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Moderato Cantabile
Moderato Cantabile
Moderato Cantabile
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Korean Title: Moderato Cantabile
Author: Marguerite Duras
Translator: Hee-kyong Jeong
Publisher: Munhakgwa Jiseongsa
140 pages | 176*124mm

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About This Book

A musical masterpiece of a book
Considered a "musical novel" and better than Virginia Wolf's "The Waves" (though "The Waves" is quite incredible in its own right and should not be over looked). If you are not familiar with the genius of a musical novel the idea is incredible. It brings upon an interesting form for exploring the duality of human experience. "Moderato Cantabile", follows the form of the first movement of a sonata, presenting and developing in two contrasting themes in different keys. "Moderato" the word it self indicating a measure of control taken with the time signature of a sonata being a square four-four outlines the meter the book follows. Anne's (the main character) life in the first theme starts out structured and boring. In the second chapter she begins her strange affair with Chauvin. Chauvin, or the the second theme is Ann's quest for the "cantabile" (the lyrical impulse, or exit from the first theme of boredom). They meet again and again, at the same bar and always at the same time of day, until the eighth chapter. Then, just as the eighth note of a musical scale is the same as the first (but an octave higher) the final resolution comes in the form of a symbolic reenactment of the murder that occurs at the end of the first chapter: Chauvin: "I wish you were dead." Anne: "I already am." --And Anne returns permanently to her boring life. --Eric Hewllet


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