Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau': A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Marian Hobson; Kate E. Tunstall; Caroline Warman;

Published On

2016-06-20

ISBN

Paperback978-1-909254-90-9
Hardback978-1-909254-91-6
PDF978-1-909254-92-3
HTML978-1-80064-517-2
XML978-1-78374-631-6
EPUB978-1-909254-93-0
MOBI978-1-909254-94-7

Language

  • English

Print Length

262 pages (xii + 250)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 18 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.72" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 22 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.88" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1109g (39.12oz)
Hardback1498g (52.84oz)

Media

Illustrations101
Audio18

OCLC Number

1000431277

LCCN

2019452720

BIC

  • HP
  • AVH

BISAC

  • PHI000000
  • MUS020000
  • MUS028000
  • LIT004150

LCC

  • PQ1979.A66

Keywords

  • Denis Diderot
  • satyre
  • dialogue
  • translation
  • composers
  • opera
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Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau'

A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition

2nd Edition

  • Denis Diderot (author)
  • Marian Hobson (editor)
  • Kate E. Tunstall (translator)
  • Caroline Warman (translator)
  • Pascal Duc (music editor)
In a famous Parisian chess café, a down-and-out, HIM, accosts a former acquaintance, ME, who has made good, more or less. They talk about chess, about genius, about good and evil, about music, they gossip about the society in which they move, one of extreme inequality, of corruption, of envy, and about the circle of hangers-on in which the down-and-out abides. The down-and-out from time to time is possessed with movements almost like spasms, in which he imitates, he gestures, he rants. And towards half past five, when the warning bell of the Opera sounds, they part, going their separate ways.

Probably completed in 1772-73, Denis Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew fascinated Goethe, Hegel, Engels and Freud in turn, achieving a literary-philosophical status that no other work by Diderot shares. This interactive, multi-media and bilingual edition offers a brand new translation of Diderot’s famous dialogue, and it also gives the reader much more. Portraits and biographies of the numerous individuals mentioned in the text, from minor actresses to senior government officials, enable the reader to see the people Diderot describes, and provide a window onto the complex social and political context that forms the backdrop to the dialogue. Links to musical pieces specially selected by Pascal Duc and performed by students of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, illuminate the wider musical context of the work, enlarging it far beyond its now widely understood relation to opéra comique.

This new edition includes: - Introduction - Original text - English translation - Embedded audio-files - Explanatory Notes - Interactive Material

Table of Contents

List of Musical Pieces

Preface to the Second Edition by Marian Hobson

Rameau’s Nephew translated by Kate E. Tunstall, Caroline Warman

Le Neveu de Rameau French edition ed. by Georges Monval (Paris: Plon, 1891)

Notes by Marian Hobson

List of Illustrations

Contributors

Acknowledgments


Contributors

Denis Diderot

(author)

Marian Hobson

(editor)
Professorial Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London

Kate E. Tunstall

(translator)
Lecturer in French at University of Oxford

Caroline Warman

(translator)
Lecturer in French at University of Oxford

Pascal Duc

(music editor)