"Wir sind doch keinen Barbaren": Music, Musicality and Cultural Politics in Aragon's "Le Droit romain n'est plus"

"Wir sind doch keinen Barbaren": Music, Musicality and Cultural Politics in Aragon's "Le Droit... Aparna Nayak-Guercio "Wir sind doch keinen Barbaren" Music, Musicality and Cultural Politics in Aragon's "Le Droit romain n'est plus" Introduction In Philosophy of Modern Music Theodor Adorno writes: "All forms of music [. . .] are sedimented contents. In them survives what is otherwise forgotten and can no longer speak in a direct manner" (42). These "sedimented contents" are understood affectively, both at the personal level and at the collective level, be it in the form of popular or folkloric music or in "high" forms. Simon Critchley explains that "Music places us, locates us, within time and within a culture" (192). Beyond the artistic, aesthetic, and philosophical realms, then, music can also be seen as a cultural marker of national belonging. The boundary between poetry and music, between the linguistic and the musical has never been decisive, given that they each affect and modify each other. Writing about Adorno, Andrew Bowie affirms that [. . .] the best metaphors employed to talk about music do make us understand music better and [that], conversely, great music can reveal aspects of verbal art which may otherwise remain concealed. [. . .] If one makes the hermeneutic assumption that what we http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png French Forum University of Nebraska Press

"Wir sind doch keinen Barbaren": Music, Musicality and Cultural Politics in Aragon's "Le Droit romain n'est plus"

French Forum, Volume 34 (3) – May 9, 2009

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Aparna Nayak-Guercio "Wir sind doch keinen Barbaren" Music, Musicality and Cultural Politics in Aragon's "Le Droit romain n'est plus" Introduction In Philosophy of Modern Music Theodor Adorno writes: "All forms of music [. . .] are sedimented contents. In them survives what is otherwise forgotten and can no longer speak in a direct manner" (42). These "sedimented contents" are understood affectively, both at the personal level and at the collective level, be it in the form of popular or folkloric music or in "high" forms. Simon Critchley explains that "Music places us, locates us, within time and within a culture" (192). Beyond the artistic, aesthetic, and philosophical realms, then, music can also be seen as a cultural marker of national belonging. The boundary between poetry and music, between the linguistic and the musical has never been decisive, given that they each affect and modify each other. Writing about Adorno, Andrew Bowie affirms that [. . .] the best metaphors employed to talk about music do make us understand music better and [that], conversely, great music can reveal aspects of verbal art which may otherwise remain concealed. [. . .] If one makes the hermeneutic assumption that what we

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