The Literary Soundtrack: Or, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Heard and Unheard Melodies

Graham, Thomas Austin

Novels of the early twentieth century frequently asked readers to bring their musical knowledge to bear upon fiction, thereby creating an inventive, multisensory experience. This article studies the phenomenon, and discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald as an early practitioner of “the literary soundtrack” -- a series of identifiable, well-known pieces of music that punctuate plots and are intended to be listened to in conjunction with the reading act.


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American Literary History

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English and Comparative Literature
Oxford University Press
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March 22, 2016